Learn a New Word Every Day to Exercise your Brain

Most of us have to rely upon a calendar each day in order to keep ourselves organized. There are calendars out there that offer a new word each day on them. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to expand your vocabulary and to exercise your brain. Try to use the new word that you learn at least three times that day. It can be fun coming up with creative ways to insert it into conversations.

When you use these new words three times in a day, it will help with your memory. You will be able to remember what the word is and the meaning of it for a very long time. You want to be able to do more with it than just to use it that one day and then forget about it. You don’t have to use words that are huge or that won’t fit into anything you talk about either.

If you don’t have such a calendar available, use a dictionary. Just flip it open to any page and pick out a word to learn about. You can also start at the beginning of the dictionary and work your way through it. Devise a method that works well for you and then stick to it. When you get into the habit of doing this each day you will start to look forward to it. You will find that your vocabulary is quickly expanding as well.

In fact there are some specific types of words that you can choose to learn about. Some of them can be specific to a career or other type of environment. Many people enjoy these types of word learning exercises because they know that they will be able to actively use them in their daily life. It can be harder to find such materials locally though but you will have no problems finding them online.

What many people find as they start to learn a new word each day is that they are limited in their vocabulary. Sure, you may have thousands of words that you use but the fact is that you use them over and over again. If you do lots of writing for your job you want to through in some new words to stir things up. Those that read it will notice that they aren’t getting the same old stuff that they see from everyone else. Therefore exercising your brain in this way can really help you to rise in the ranks with your employer as well.

Parents can help children to exercise their brains in this way too. For example the entire family can have a routine of learning a new word per day. Then everyone can use that word in a conversation that night at dinner. If they were able to work it into conversations throughout the day as well then that should be shared. This is a great way for the entire family to do their best to have brains that are exercised and in great shape.

There are also plenty of fun word games that you can play online too. This is a good variation of learning a new word every day. You can play them whenever you get the chance. Most of them have many levels too from beginners to advanced so start where your level is now and then work your way up from there.

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How can I Improve my Memory?

The memory is very precious to us as it is a window to the events that have taken place in our lives. It can be frustrating though when you remember something that occurred 20 years ago but not what you need to pick up at the store this afternoon. May people wish that they could improve their memory. There are many ways of going about doing so rather than just being frustrated or upset over the situation.

Before we talk about how to improve your memory, we need to cover the ways in which materials are learned. As you hear new information or you are exposed to a new experience your mind has to decode what has been sent to you. It is going to interpret it in a given way. If you are focused on this aspect of things then your brain is going to file that information away.

It is as if you opened a file cabinet and dropped the information inside of it. When you are ready to retrieve that information your brain will pull it back up for you just like if you were to walk up to that file cabinet and take out the file you had previously placed inside of it.

You may remember earlier times when your memory was very sharp yet you took that for granted. The fact that we don’t continue to exercise our brains and to look for new ways of thinking can lead to our skills not being as effective as they once were. Take a dancer for example. She may have spent years perfecting her moves but then stopped doing them. While she still knows about dancing she isn’t going to be able to get out there and perform today as she was once able to when she practiced every day.

Pay attention to what goes on around you and you will improve your memory. The problem is that when people are talking to us we may only be half listening. We may be focused on something else that needs to be taken care of. Learning to focus on what is going on now will help you to store it for retrieval later on.

Try to make new information familiar by including it with information that you already have. Remember that there are many different forms of learning out there so find one that is best for you. Some people need visual aids in order to really be able to remember things later on. Others just need to hear it to be able to benefit from it. Find out what your learning style is and then make that a strength you continue to work with.

Take the time to ask questions or to do your own research when you aren’t familiar with something. It may seem like it is over your head right now but if it is explained in a different way you may be able to grasp it. If you do more research on the topic you can expand your knowledge and that will help you to make sense of what needs to be remembered.

If you really need to remember something, explore it in your mind several times. The more you engage in repetition the more it will be engraved in your mind for you to recall later on. There are some methods that can help you too such as word association and visual aids. Take advantage of what is out there that you can easily work with.

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Encourage Learning by taking on a new Hobby

The process of learning should always be a way of life for you. As you continue to learn you also help your brain to expand and to be healthier. Instead of spending your life wishing you had taken the time to engage in certain activities, now is the time to do so. With the convenience of the internet you will find that you can get the resources you need. You also don’t have to worry about something not fitting well into your schedule.

Have you ever wanted to play a musical instrument? If so you can take up the challenge by signing up for music lessons. Your brain activity will increase and you will love seeing the progress that you make along the way. Keep in mind that everyone learns to play music at their own pace so don’t compare yourself to others. Set reasonable goals and reward yourself for accomplishing them.

It is believed that learning to play classical music is the one that offers the most benefit for your brain above all of the rest. This is because of the soothing sound that it has to offer. However, it is also important to tell you that learning to play classical music on an instrument is harder than other genres. That means it will likely take you longer to complete the process. Knowing this from the start will keep you from becoming impatient or giving up.

You may want to learn a new language and you can take that up as a hobby too. There are plenty of ways you can do this. There are CD’s you can buy and listen to in your car. You can download files to an MP3 player and listen to them. You can also sign up for a foreign language course. Any of these methods are a great way to learn to speak a new language. At the same time you will be exercising your brain in a way that is going to offer lifelong benefits for you.

Sports are a great type of learning activity as well. They also help you to get physically fit so that dual benefit there should be very motivating for you. Before you start to actually play a given sport though learn about the rules, objectives, and strategies of it. Then you want to make sure you have the right equipment to safely take part in it. Some sports you can take part in individually and others you need a team to do them.

For team sports, find out what your community offers. There should be several great organizations where you can take part in them. For individual sports you can take the initiative to learn on your own or you can hire a coach to help you get through the basics. There are no limits and you may find you really love to play several different types of sports.

As you play such sports, visualize with your mind what the results are going to be. For example if you are playing golf visualize the power you will have being the club to connect with the ball. Visualize your golf ball flying through the air and landing in the hole. If you are playing basketball visualize yourself dribbling the ball down the court and then sinking it into the basket.

It is going to take time to learn a new hobby so make sure you are committed to it from the start. That is why it is so vital that you choose one you really want to benefit from. If you heart is in it then you will have no trouble getting your mind to focus on it as well. As you master one hobby though you should consider taking on another one. In fact, you should make a list of all the things you want to learn about. This way you can continue to engage in one of them at a time until they have all been accomplished.

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