When we think of intelligence, what comes to our minds are the images of the world’s most renowned personalities like Albert Einstein, Sir M Vishweshvaraiah, Stephen Hawking, Thomas Edison, Chanakya, Aristotle and many other personalities who were known for their high intellectual capabilities which revolutionized the world of science, technology and statecrafts.
What we learn from them is intelligence is not something which we inherit from genetics, but rather a combination of creativity, discipline, curiosity and the thirst to acquire knowledge.
In order to be more intelligent, it is obvious that we should have that will to think at higher levels and use our brain to optimum levels.
When we take a look back at the most intelligent minds, what we learn is their ability to adapt to the changes and adversity. They had adaptability which made them flow with the change.
So guys, here are the 6 ways through which we can increase our intellectual power.
1. READ MORE.
If you are willing to get more intellectual, then start reading books, articles and magazines. Read any topic which makes you interested. Do not just blindly go on reading. Understand the key concepts in those books and articles. Ask the question WHY? when you finish reading the book/article. Ask yourself, “Why is this author trying to stress on these concepts”? What is the purpose behind this concept? What is the author communicating through this book or article? This will improve your reading skills too.
2. LEARN TO PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.
This activity of learning itself makes your mind to think out of the box and breaks your old patterns of thinking. When you learn something new, especially learning any musical instrument, your brain starts to work in a new way. New neural pathways are formed and your creativity increases. As a result, your IQ and memory will get a boost too.
3. EXERCISE DAILY.
Physical activities like a simple walk would do a lot of benefits to your body as well as your brain. Regular exercises, especially aerobic exercises releases the tensions in your body and boosts the endorphins which will relax your brain.
Our bodies and minds are interconnected. If you are physically fit and healthy, it is natural that your brain will function in healthier and productive ways.
4. DEVELOP CURIOUSITY TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND NEW IDEAS AND PERSPECTIVES.
Those great men we read and know about, had one thing in common. It was their thirst to know more. They were curious to learn and understand the new ideas. That is how they developed their understanding and became creative. So, lets develop an attitude of curiosity.
5. ASSOSCIATE WITH INTELLECTUAL PEOPLE.
Go out there and introduce yourself to the people. Make connections with people who are intellectual and have a better understanding of the things. Your vibe attracts your tribe. So try hanging out with those intelligent minds.
6. UNPLUG AND SPEND TIME ALONE IN SILENCE.
It’s obvious that you get innovative ideas when you spend lone time. There are no distractions when you are alone. So utilise that time to do Nothing. Just observe your brain. Watch those thoughts and feelings. Overtime your mind will be in a state of nothingness. That is the prime time when creative ideas emerge. So observe silence.
So guys, those are some of the tips to increase your intellectual capacities. Thanks for reading. Peace and Love.