We are all familiar with the popular methods for powering up your brain…exercise, diet and brain activity games. Have you considered writing to be one of the others?
According to increasebrainpower.com, writing is another way to boost those brain cells.
We are told to:
- Write out your plan
- Take notes
- Write your goals
- Write your synopsis of the situation
- Formulate your ideas
- Write your memoirs
- Journal daily
Presto, magic word – writing!
That’s great news for those with careers as writers. It’s also great for others who use writing for creative purposes, business planning, or goal setting.
Did you know that writing by hand can power up your brain even more?
Handwriting incorporates visual, motor, and cognitive skills.
■· Visual: Seeing what is on the paper in front of you.
■· Motor: Using your fine motor skills to actually put the pen to paper and form the letters to make the words.
■· Cognitive: Remembering the shapes of the letters requires a different type of feedback from the brain. Huffington Post.
What are some of the things that you can write to start powering up your brian?
You can write stories poems or just keep a journal to do this. Your mind first works to think up the words and then it has to signal your fingers to write them.
Try writing with your non dominant hand to engage the other side of your brain.
Writing is just one technique; there are many more available.
But for now, start writing to power up your brain!