IQ a.k.a Intelligence Quotient is a number representing a person’s reasoning ability as compared to the statistical norm for their age, taken as 100. It is not a hidden fact that no matter who you are, having better intelligence and a high IQ is going to change your life for good.
So, this time I have got you 8 Ways of increasing your IQ effectively! Have a look:
1. Fast Reading
Speed reading is a very easy technique to increase your IQ. Not only does it help you in strengthening your memory, but also keeps you charged up. Grab your local newspaper every morning, while munching on your breakfast, or grab a novel before sleeping, or while in train. Make sure to keep a target, and increase your speed of reading gradually.
2. Breathe In-Breathe Out
It is no rocket science, that deep breathing helps pump more oxygen to our brain. The posture we maintain while deep breathing helps ease our tensed out muscles and keep our back straight. This in turn, helps you concentrate better. Want to check if this works or not? Try slouching and memorizing something. Now, sit up straight and do the same thing. You will observe that your mind starts ticking faster, and makes you more alert and confident when your posture is right!
3. Dual N-Back Game for Better Memory
20 minutes of this exercise will improve your IQ. Initially you might find no difference, but gradually, you’ll see how it works wonders for your brain!
4. Regular Physical Activity- High Cardio Exercises!
Do NOT skip your exercise time. Short exercises like a brisk jog or walk, or even short breaks in between your office hours, can make a drastic change in your IQ and well being. Exercise increases Blood Flow to the brain, keeping you more charged up and active.
5. Learn a New Instrument
Well. Not only will this help you increase your IQ, but also help you with your concentration power. Learning a new instrument is like embarking a whole new journey- you get to explore the instrument as well as yourself. I don’t believe in words unless I try it on my own, and trust me, I tried and it worked successfully!
6. Embrace your Creative Side
Creativity absorbs you wholly, leaving no way for anything else to seep in. So give in to your creative side- draw, paint, scribble, doodle, do anything. Doing all this will not only make you feel better, but will also sharpen your mind. Color therapy has been highly recommended to strengthen IQ.
7. Solve a Puzzle
This exercise is super fun. Take a Rubik cube, and spend just 15 minutes with it everyday. Not only will this help you sharpen your IQ, but also relieve you from your stress. Solving a puzzle will push your brain to get out of the comfort zone and that’s what you want- for it to never be idle. 😛 Apart from Rubik cube, you could solve puzzles like Sudoku, Jigsaws and Crosswords!
8. Organize your Life- Put it in order
De-clutter your life like you would de-clutter your study desk, or office desk. “Everyone says this- nobody tells us how to do it!” – is what your brain and heart are whispering to you, at the moment, no? Well, there is this new Japanese management formula going around- about 5s’s. They go about like:
2.Set in Order
This formula is tried and tested, so you can now shushh your brain and heart with it, and start organizing Life right away!
We all know that increasing IQ is not a cakewalk. You don’t have to adopt all of the above techniques. Choose a few, but be consistent in following them, to see a difference!