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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Increase Your IQ

1. Minimize Watching the Idiot Box, Start Reading

The TV, whether an LCD or plasma, was nicknamed ˜the Idiot Box" for a very valid reason”this gadget tends to numb our sensibilities. Some people might argue that TV viewing can be rather enriching if the right channels are chosen. However, when watching TV, the human mind is pushed into a state of vegetation. Largely, its effect is entertaining and there might be short instances when it can stimulate our mind but overall, watching TV isn't the recommended way of unwinding if you want to increase your IQ. A much better medium is books, whether read physically or on the Kindle. This is because reading a book makes our mind to create mental images, decipher the plot and tests our vocabulary. This is a far more wholesome exercise for the mind.

2. Exercise Daily    

Modern lifestyles result in physical and mental stagnation where our body isn't stimulated holistically. One way of ensuring that the mind is more capable of accumulating and processing thoughts/ideas throughout the day is to Exercise. This might seem a bit strange but exercising daily, particularly aerobic and low-impact workouts, help to regulate the blood"s circulation. The intake of fresh oxygen refreshes our senses, making use more attentive to various stimuli.

3. Challenge Yourself, Mentally
Challenge yourself mentally. This includes sporadically watching movies in foreign languages where you are left guessing the plot, reading novels from a higher reading level or solving crossword puzzles. Rather than reading or watching reviews of various gadgets/goods, try to locate such things in the market and evaluate them using your own resources.

Some very palpable advantages of increasing your IQ include:

1. Helps to Raise Performance at Work

Having a higher IQ means that you would be able to process the information/data handled at the office much faster. Chances of committing mistakes would decline significantly. You would constantly be a step ahead of your colleagues in terms of understanding new policies or updating your professional skills. Thus, a better IQ might be your passport to that elusive promotion.

2. Helps Managing Daily Activities

Most stressful situations are precipitated by our inability to divide time between professional responsibilities and personal life"s demands. Having a better IQ translates into the ability to save crucial minutes/hours every day, since you would be able to do things faster, manage them better and even, manipulate situations that reduce your workload!

3. Helps make a good Impression

Smarter, vigilant and more updated people are always able to make a better impression when socializing. This includes talking to a girl at a bar or trying to impress the Board of Directors. A higher IQ invariably means that you would be a more resourceful person”this trait is hard to ignore and instantly engages attention of others.

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