Keeping the edge on your mental state gets a little harder once you past a certain point in your life. The demands seem to escalate and performances to wean. To supercharge you brain, I’ve learned you have to challenge how your approach new tasks.
- 1. Using Biofeedback
A relaxed mind is a productive one. I’ve been meditating for over thirty years. I used the GSR2 or Galvanic Skin Response machine; it’s the most productive method of mediation I have discovered. What does GSR2 do? Stress is recorded on the surface of the skin. The GSR2 registers the stress. When the stress on your skin goes up the GSR2 emits an audible sound. The higher the tone sounds the higher the stress. When you mentally control the stress the tone will lower until you can’t hear it anymore.
Anxiety and stress rob your mind of its most creative juices. I found it prevents you from utilizing your mind fullest potential.
- 2. Develop a Passion for Learning
A few years back I took up graphic illustration at Pasadena City College. While I draw cartoons occasionally, this course challenged my skill and took me to the next level. I was creating graphic panels from story lines given to me by my professor.
I have taken jazz piano, creative writing and electronic classes the key is to take classes you’re interested in but also studies, which stimulate different regions of your learning center. I have a passion to learn. Learning promotes brainpower.
- 3. Staying Fit
Keeping fits helped the body and mind displace stress. I strive for a fierce workout. I’ve taken Personal Training Classes through several colleges to master my fitness program.
Your mind responds to exercising. The increase of oxygen to your brain clears the mind for better problem solving ability.
At my last weightlifting contest at Muscle Beach in California my mind was focused. This mental discipline helps me in other areas of life.
- 4. Creativity
There is nothing more mind boosting than creative thought. Einstein once said that creativity is greater than intellect. Creativity expands your mind into areas where no previous knowledge might have visited yet.
In his book, Idea Man by Paul Allen, the theme throughout was how he and his friend Bill Gates thrive to create something that they could only imagine. They both worked so hard that once Bill was passed out on the floor and co-workers thought he was death.
How do I use my creative mind? Besides writing I constantly finds ways to explore new ideas whether in my rental business, my drawings, composing theme music for my short films, or just taking photos for Facebook. Every creative thought expands ones mind toward new knowledge and wards off mediocrity.