How To Unlock Your Brain’s Full Potential
Unlock your brain’s full potential and get better at life. Vui Nguyen shares some simple ideas to get you started
The brain is such a powerful tool. We use our brains every second of every day! How exhausting, right? But, even though our brains are constantly being used and triggered, this doesn’t mean that we are using it to its fullest potential. There is still so much more that can be discovered deep within.
Does it ever feel like your brain has the potential for so much more, you just don’t know how to reach it? Do you feel like there is so much more to learn, yet you can’t figure out how to unlock the part of the brain that can expand and shift? Or maybe you are feeling like you have so much more to offer, but you can’t access the part of your brain where the knowledge and wisdom is stored (that you know you have).
If the above describes you, then continue reading. There are several ways to unlock your brain’s full potential and increase your knowledge and wisdom. Here, we’ll look at the benefits of unlocking your brain’s full potential as well as some tips and tricks to do so.
First, let’s begin by taking a minute and going inward. Focus on your thoughts. What are you thinking? How do these thoughts make you feel? What is in the forefront of your mind right now? Now, let’s go a bit deeper. Can you find any underlying thoughts or feelings? What are they? Where do they stem from? Now, as we take a look at how to unlock your brain’s potential, keep these thoughts in mind.
Benefits of unlocking your brain’s full potential
Here are several benefits that can come from unlocking your brain’s potential and using it to its fullest. Let’s take a look.
Increase your memory
A brain that is functioning to its fullest potential means having a very reliable, if not excellent, memory. If you have trouble remembering things or find yourself forgetting why you walked into a room, then your brain needs some help!
Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia
A fully functioning brain that has reached its full potential can help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. One tip that we will discuss later, which directly correlates with reducing this risk, is aerobic exercise. This not only helps to unlock your brain’s potential, but also reduces the risk of both of these horrible ailments.
Increase your coordination
By increasing your brain function, you are also increasing your limb coordination. After all, our brains are responsible for each and every movement our body makes. By unlocking its full potential, you are increasing your coordination and ensuring that your body is working at its highest level.
Increase your sensory reception
Your five senses are directly connected to your brain function. By increasing your brain’s potential, you can increase your sensory reception and enhance all five of your senses.
When your brain is working at its full capacity, your body isn’t as tired. Why? Well, because everything is running more smoothly. Think of a car engine that is mucked up and needs some maintenance. Does it run smoothly? No. Can it cause damage? Absolutely! In order to keep your body running properly, your brain must be functioning at its highest capacity.
How to unlock your brain’s full potential
Now that we’ve looked at several of the benefits of unlocking your brain’s potential, we will look at some tips and tricks on how to do it. Remember, this takes time and consistency. Nothing happens overnight, so you will need to work hard and remain consistent in order to truly unleash your full potential. It’s worth the effort!
Get enough exercise
Exercise has been directly related to brain function and the effects that it has on the brain are nothing short of incredible. According to Simple Smart Science, one of the biggest benefits of regular exercise is that it changes your hippocampus. This is the area of the brain that is responsible for your memory and your emotional processes. By having a regular exercise routine, whether it be a few times a week or every day for at least 30 minutes, you can completely rewire your brain and allow it to expand. Exercise stimulates brain cell growth by releasing BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor). This protein can help your brain function in many ways, including the creation and growth of new brain cells. So, if you want to unlock your brain’s full potential, move your body!
A dry brain isn’t a functioning brain! Your body needs water, even your brain. It’s like a machine: if it overheats, it will switch off. If you are dehydrated, or not drinking enough water every day, your body is not able to function as it normally should. This includes the growth of new brain cells. The average, healthy person should drink around four to six cups of water a day according to studies. Of course, this amount varies for everyone. Make sure you are hydrating and drinking enough water every single day and you will see great changes in your health and brain function.
Our bodies need certain vitamins and nutrients to function properly. Most of these we get from our diets. However, there are some that we do not get enough of (of course, this depends on your diet). One supplement that can really help you to unleash your brain’s full potential is Omega-3, or fatty fish oil. Omega-3s can help with brain function by stimulating the growth of new brain cells, as well as rejuvenating the old ones. There are several other supplements on the market that can help to enhance brain function such as Vitamin E.
This vitamin has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as several other health issues. If you really want to unleash your brain’s full potential, then speak with your doctor or healthcare provider about the best supplements to take for brain health and function.
Make time for self-care
Now, this may not seem like something that is going to boost your brain’s functionality, but trust me on this one. Taking time for yourself and reducing the stress in your life can significantly increase your brain’s function and unleash its potential. When your mind is not stressed, it has time to focus on other things and really expand. Some of the best forms of self-care for brain functionality are: meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and personal development. As your mind is growing, it is increasing its potential. So get a good natural yoga mat and make some time for yourself.
These tips and ideas are great ways to begin to unleash your brain’s full potential. But it’s important to be consistent and remember that these things take time. Don’t give up!
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