5 Effective Steps For Boosting Your Brain Power

Effective Steps For Boosting Your Brain Power

Your brain can be your own personal superhero…or your own secret supervillain. Fortunately, we have the choice to decide which one we’d like. By taking control of your mind and taking care of your brain power, you’ll only need a tiny little cape for what I call “Your Superhero Brain.” Here’s how to get your mind functioning like the man of steel feels.

5 Effective Steps For Boosting Your Brain Power

Step 1: Launch Your Morning

Kick-off the day right! Well, not literally. You don’t have to wake up kicking, but it’s good to have a morning routine.

Use the early hours of the morning to prime your brain for a productive day. That means no mindless scrolling through Twitter or the news – save that for later. An excellent way to start is by meditating or exercising. If you’re an overachiever, try to make time for both. This will supercharge your positive mindset too.

Trust me, once you get the routine down, it will probably become one of your favorite times of the day. When I was younger, I would sleep the morning away, sometimes into the early afternoon – shhh. I’d wake up groggy, wrinkly, and completely disheveled both mentally and physically. Not a good look (or feeling)! By implementing a morning routine, now I feel like a fresh-pressed linen blouse and would never go back to the old me.

Related: 5 Strategies To Perfect Your Morning Routine And Make Every Day a Good Day

Step 2: If You Can See It, You Can Be It

One thing I always recommend is to take 3 minutes to visualize your day. Picture a perfect day filled with success. Mentally walk through all critical tasks and meetings, seeing them with the positive outcome you want.

Here’s why – visualization taps into your subconscious mind, setting you up for a more predictable outcome. It’s kind of like a deja vu, where you have already seen the success, so it’s easier to make it a reality.

With that said, the more details you add to this exercise the better. See what you’re wearing, how you’re standing, what the room looks like, how the other person is responding to you.

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5 Effective Steps For Boosting Your Brain Power

Step 3: The Brain Power Diet

At lunchtime, eat light – many suggest only fruit until lunch (however, I’m definitely not a health expert) – but I can tell you the lighter the lunch, the better the feeling.

I learned the concept of fruit only until noon, from the energy powerhouse, Jesse Itzler. Heard of him? He’s the hubby of the woman who keeps our tummies under control, Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx. When you hear Itzler talk, you wonder, has he found the natural form of crack?? Turns out, he’s incredibly disciplined about protecting his brain calories.

Are you wondering how amplifying his brain superpower has benefitted him? Well, he’s a rapper, music producer, co-founder of Marquis Jet and Zico Coconut Water, which is just a start to his plethora of accomplishments. Itzler says the best bet is on yourself, so make sure you’re optimizing who you are through the steps suggested in this article!

Related: Top 10 Foods To Boost Your Brain Power And Health

Step 4: Operate From Your Zone of Genius

Here’s a biggie: Spend as much time as possible in your Zone of Genius (ZOG). Your ZOG is what you’re gifted or skilled at without much effort and that you enjoy. A good ratio is 80/20. A better balance is 100/1 – but do the best you can!

Here’s why – operating from your skillset helps avoid brain energy suckers. Have you noticed how mentally exhausted you feel when you work on something you hate or are not naturally skilled at, maybe it’s taxes or writing? It’s because it’s burning up your brain’s calories. Unfortunately, that doesn’t correlate with your waistline!

I remember once trying to make sense of some directions from Ikea on how to put together a desk. It should have been so simple, but I couldn’t figure it out. I spent an hour and a half reading the directions only to realize I could have paid somebody $20 to do it in no time. In this case, my Zone of Genius should have directed me to open my wallet.

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Midori Verity

As a mindset coach, author, TV-show host of ‘The MOX Life Show’, and seasoned entrepreneur for 25+ years, Midori Verity assists ambitious professionals with reaching a higher level of success by replacing their subconscious mental barriers. Midori is a DISC Certified Human Behavioral Specialist, personally trained by the women who created the program used by Tony Robbins and Robert Kiyosaki. You may have seen her on CBS, Fox News, and Martha Stewart. Her interest in mindset and psychology began when she attended the University of California, Davis to receive her degrees in Communications and Sociology.View Author posts