4 states on old Route 66
2 happily married men
2 dogs, well-rested and well-fed
3 hotel complaints for barking :)
10 gas tank refills
12 hours (longest time on the road in a single day)
40+ hours of music on 4 playlists
3 blinding rain storms
0 speeding tickets
Unknown number of social media posts (a lot)
Unknown number of bugs in the grill (a ton ... gross)
Think of your brain as a muscle. It's needs exercise and challenges. Here are 9 ways to to improve your memory & make you smarter:
1. Explore Your Weaknesses
It's not what you think. Challenge yourself to work at times that aren't in your pattern. Morning people try tackling a task at night.
2. Play memory games.
Love this. We do online crosswords. There so many choices.
3. Use mnemonics.
They work and they stretch your mind. Feels so good to have names like Laura (the Lawyer) right there in a chance meeting.
4. Raise your eyebrows.
How easy is this? It opens your eyes resulting in a slight adrenaline boost.
5. Read books that push your boundaries.
Branch out. Get smarter. Get out of your reading rut.
6. Try new hobbies.
I like this one. Any new mechanical maps new territory in your brain. New associations, new information, new routines – what's not to like?
7. Eat better.
You know you should. Enough said. Lots of resources on G+!
Step away from the computer. Do it often and vigorously. Make it fun!
9. Get enough sleep.
Just do it. You'll thank yourself.
- Cleveland Fire BrigadeMarketing Officer, 2004 - 2011
Marketing and PR man, idea engineer and inbound marketing strategist, half decent designer and Mac user, great cook, creative, bald but sexy.
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- University of Manchester