3 Tips For Increasing Brain Function

hasseman marketing brain power Everyone wants to get more done.  We want to be more productive.  It makes sense.  But in order to get more done, we don’t always need some new time management trick.  We need our brain to function at a higher level.  We need to think clearer and quicker.  We need to deal with stress better.   Great news.  You can help make that happen.   “The trick” to a better brain is often not as complicated as we might think.  We don’t need surgery or some science fiction drug.  There are several very real actions each of us can take each day to help our own brain function.  Here are just a few…

Exercise:   Study after study shows that 30 minutes or so of aerobic exercise will help to increase brain function.  (This also helps the body deal with stress, which helps your brain too).  A simple way to explain this is that the blood is delivered to the brain through blood vessels.  Consider these blood vessels the highways.  These highways get pot holes sometimes…and exercise helps to re-pave the roads.  In addition, exercise also helps to create NEW roads!  More blood to the brain helps to increase brain function.  So just 30 minutes of exercise a day can make you smarter.  Go!

Sleep:   When I was in college, I never subscribed to the theory of the “all-nighter” before the test.  Turns out I was right.  By depriving your body of sleep, you can actually decrease your brain function by up to 40% after just one night!  So staying up all night to study actually makes you dumber!  Feeling out of it or groggy?  Just can’t function?  Get some sleep.  It will help your brain.

Stop Multi-tasking:  This is not my opinion folks…it’s fact.  The human brain cannot focus on more than one thing at a time.  It has to stop focusing on one thing and then re-direct every time we change our focus!  So by focusing on many things at once (i.e. music, phones, Facebook alerts, Snapchats, texts, etc.) while trying to work on a paper or a project is a recipe for (brain function) disaster.

Our brain is a complex and awesome part of us.  I believe it is the number one indicator of whether we lead a successful and (more importantly) happy life.  Why not give it the best chance for success? 

So consider these 3 things to make your brain a better tool for you!  The best part?  These three (for the most part) are totally up to you. Make sure you never miss an update.  Sign up for our VIP newsletter here.  We send out an email each week that gives a synopsis of our content of the week!  Oh…and sometimes we include some sweet promo specials too.  Sign up here.

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.