Organizing Your Day for Brainpower

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated January 28, 2014)

1

Have you ever found yourself losing the train of thought, shortly after it left the station? Do you happen to have a hard time remembering a task once you have begun it? For many people this is something that happens so often, that there are even television commercials that make fun of the fact. There are things that you can do to help prevent this from happening, or continuing to happen though. The simplest answer is to begin organizing your day for brainpower. By doing a few simple things each day, you can give your brain a bit of a boost, and begin to get just a little bit more out of each and every day.

  • Change your alarm. Periodically, you should take the time to change the alarm on your clock. If you constantly wake up to the same sound, radio station, or buzzer, then your mind begins to get a little bit complacent. In fact, you may notice this by how difficult it is to wake up in the morning.
  • Get dressed in the dark. Take the time to lay out the clothes you will be wearing the night before, and when you get up in the morning get dressed in the dark. You can do this by either leaving the lights off, or by simply keeping your eyes closed. By getting dressed in the dark, you will make your brain work a little harder, and therefore wake up a little sooner.
  • Trade lunches. Don't have the same type of food every day for lunch. Try to have something different every time that you have lunch. If that isn't possible, then you can always try to have a coworker trade their lunch with yours. By having different foods each day you will stimulate not only your taste buds but your brain as well.
  • Do your shopping by memory. In stead of writing down your shopping list, and taking it with you to the store, go from memory. While it will take a while to be able to memorize everything, the mental exercise will help to stimulate your brain, and get it moving a little bit better.
  • Eat silently. Once or twice a week, have a silent meal with your family. Insist that while everyone is eating, that there can be absolutely no verbal talking. This will make everyone try to talk non-verbally, which can be both quite entertaining and mentally stimulating.
  • Try using a different hand. Unless it is for an important task, try to do as much of your daily tasks with your non-dominant hand as you can. This will make you concentrate a little more closely on what you are doing, and thus think more.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Choosing Bathroom Light Fixtures

For some reason, the bathroom tends to be one of the most overlooked rooms in the home when it comes to interior decorating. ...

Discover More

Organizing a Fundraiser

In today's world it is common for an organization to have a fundraiser to help raise money and awareness for certain causes. ...

Discover More

Keeping Fruit Fresh Longer

Fresh fruit is a wonderful tasting thing, and if you are not careful, a short-lived thing. Keeping fruit fresh longer is the ...

Discover More

Find the Right Tool Right Away Finally, a homeowner's set that includes all the tools needed to complete basic DIY projects at an affordable price! The tools are stored in a molded case for security and portability. Check out Stanley 65-Piece Homeowner's Tool Kit today!

More Organizing Tips

Working with Deadlines

For some strange reason when people hear the word "deadline" they typically go into something of a panic. While this is ...

Discover More

Cures for the Chronic Procrastinator

Procrastination can be a one of the greatest delays a person faces in their personal or professional lives. If you find ...

Discover More

Time Tracking

Time tracking can be a great tool for quite a few people. If you do your own freelance work, charge people by the hour, or ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is four less than 6?

2014-01-28 12:59:21

JJ

I had the very difficult experience of using my left hand years ago when I had an accident & injured my right hand. It did require a lot of concentration not to scrawl, or spill my food!(-: This tip is a very good one.


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)