How to increase mental capacity

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Every day we are bombarded with new information, new ideas, new scenes, new conversations. Reading this text and its like means you are ready to grow and ready to be a lifelong learner. For all the praise, of course. Most think we are learning, accepting new facts and ideas quite naturally. You listen when someone is talking and you just absorb what is talking, right? But it’s not quite like that. Masters in the field of learning claim that this activity requires a little more effort. Here are some great points to boost your brain.

The more information you bombard during the day, the less room you have for new ideas and thoughts. Plus, we all have attitudes to compare the new content we receive, which again reduces our memory. We have one processor in our head and we need to get the most out of it.

Psychologist, educator and writer Kevin Daum has been able to help himself better in acquiring new content, getting the most out of every conversation, and “saving” his mental processor. His methods are very simple, seemingly banal, but very effective.

1. Mute your inner voice

You know for sure what kind of voice this is about. It is that tireless and eternal “judge” who gives labels of criticism to every piece of information that comes from outside. Instead of listening carefully and dealing only with facts to be accepted, this inner voice comments, comments and comments. It is much easier for all of us to listen to it than to have an interlocutor. Do you know how much you miss information and data in just one conversation or following someone’s presentation just because that inner voice is constantly talking and commenting? Punooo. We are not even aware of it until we can turn it off. You will be amazed at what you can still hear when you just listen and do it alone.

2. Argue with yourself

If you cannot turn off this inner voice mentioned above, use it as your advantage. Easy. You are listening to an exhibitor and, as expected, your inner voice is working at full steam – commenting, stating, and condemning. You conclude that it does not agree with the exhibitor’s position. What can you do? Stop the inner voice. Take the position of the exhibitor. Explain to your brain why his attitude is right and yours is not. At best, this tactic will make you more open to the ideas of the exhibitors, or further determine your opinion. Try it in practice. It really works.

3. Play the role of the curious

Some are naturally curious, some not. No matter what you are, you can benefit from playing the role of the curious. When listening to someone give a lecture, whatever, write down three to five questions related to the topic. Make them up. If you are in a lecture, you can then google the answers later, and if you have an interviewee, feel free to ask him these questions. This way you will acquire more data. That’s for sure.

4. Look for the grain of truth

Even if you listen to “banging” and empty stories, you can find in each piece of data that is based on a fact. While it may be a silly idea to listen to, at least find some truth that is everywhere. Play Detective. This helps a lot with careful listening and helpful inference.

5. Focus on the message

Not to the messenger. How many times have it occurred to you that your interviewee is not liking you at all, annoying you, annoying you, you know his blunt attitude before, he has a funny haircut or ugly teeth? His appearance or attitude completely overshadows what he is talking about. Or, the facts are told to you by a friend or someone close to you and you will not “hear” everything you talk about again. Both situations are resolved by separating the CONTENTS from the SPEAKERS. The first one you listen to, you do NOT look at him, and the acquaintance pretends that you do not know in order to be objective. If the story is boring, try points 2.3 or 4 and have fun absorbing new information.

What do you think?

Written by michael


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