Sharpen Your Mind By Exercising It

Dr. Purushothaman
September 18, 2013

The quality of your mind is becoming more and more important these days. Since we live in an age where knowledge is king, you need to have a sharp mind if you want to succeed in life. With a sharp mind, you will be more productive. Furthermore, you can still be productive even in your old age. So, all in all, you will achieve much more in life since you are more productive and stay productive for years.

So you need to do what is necessary to sharpen your mind. What you need to do is exercising your mind. Just like you should exercise your muscles to build them, you also need to exercise your mind to make it sharper.

Now how can we exercise our mind? There are three ways I'm going to discuss here. The first one is playing mind games. Exercising your mind with games is a good thing to do because it's fun. So you get the benefit of mind exercise while also enjoying the process. You will naturally want to exercise your mind more if it's fun. To fully exercise your mind, you need to increase the difficulty level of the games you play. If you just stay at the same level all the time then it's unlikely that you will sharpen your mind.

The second way is to exercise mind is reading classic books. It is good for exercising mind because the material is more challenging than normal material. Often classic books require you to think a lot in order to fully comprehend them. This will give your mind the necessary exercise to improve. The good thing is there are a lot of classic books that you can download for free. This way you can exercise your mind without any additional spending.

The third way is to read academic papers. Just like reading classic books, reading academic papers is good for your mind because they are challenging. This is especially true for papers that come from unfamiliar fields. Academic papers exercise your logic while also increasing your knowledge.

These three ways can help you sharpen your mind if you do them consistently. Persistence is the key here because it takes time before you can reap the benefits. If you stop in the middle of the process then you won't get the results you want.


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