Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just stop forgetting all those names? It really sucks to be able to remember a face, but not have a set of identifying phonetic syllables to attach to it. Imagine being in a meeting room with a potential client, and halfway through your presentation, you can’t even remember exactly who you are presenting to! Hopefully, you haven’t had the pleasure of that misfortune yet, but if you do find yourself forgetting the odd name now and again, not remembering where you’ve put your keys (for the thousandth time!), and even finding that certain things just seem to slip from your mind from time to time, perhaps your brain deserves some much-needed care and attention.
There are many ways we can exercise and help strengthen our brain, but the problem for those who are always up and about is time. We don’t really have a lot of time to just start learning a new instrument, studying a new language, or mastering a craft or skill.
But what if I told you that you didn’t actually need to take ‘engaging your brain’ that far? There’s something else that you can start doing right now to strengthen your brain and improve your memory – and better yet, it doesn’t even involve any sort of remembering or problem-solving at all! You don’t even need to worry about losing time.
Start using your less dominant hand.
Really, how much easier and simpler can it get? You don’t even have to learn anything, really. And it doesn’t even have to be as complex as trying to write with your left hand. While you can do that if you really wanted to (even I would like to be filling out paperwork two sheets at a time), in the aspect of time management, you can really get away with something much simpler.
How simple? Well, as simple as simply brushing your teeth with your left hand! It doesn’t take much time at all, and it even doesn’t need much thought put into it. How this works is that your brain is that over time, doing certain things, our brains get to a point where it’s completely used to an activity and can do it autonomously. When that happens, you aren’t really engaging your brain at all anymore.
But when you start messing with it by using your other hand to do common tasks that used to be done with your dominant hand, your brain gets a little confused. It now has to relearn all the actions associated with that task using your other hand – and that does wonders for your brain.
I’m sure you can be a little more inventive, but that should get the ball rolling.
Well, what are you waiting for? Boost your brain power now!