5 Tips to Boost Your Brainpower

5 Tips to Boost Your Brainpower

Success at work is predicated on a well-functioning brain. Give yourself a leg up by trying these five tips.

Use red ink. A study from the University of Regensburg in Germany found that the color red bonds to our memory better than other colors, making it ideal for recalling what’s on your to do list.

Close your eyes. Research from the University of Surrey in the U.K. found that closing your eyes while trying to recall an event could help you remember details 23% more accurately. It’s believed that once visual distractions are removed, your brain focuses more efficiently.

Surf the web. Contrary to popular belief, according to research from UCLA, surfing the web is not a waste of time. Searching for info actually improves the neural circuitry of the brain, keeping it healthy.

Drink your morning coffee. According to a Johns Hopkins study, regular consumption of 200 milligrams of caffeine (the amount in one strong cup of coffee) has a positive impact on how much you remember for a full 24 hours after drinking.

Look on the bright side. Positive thinking actually activates your brain’s physical ability to adapt and change. Make a habit of asking yourself, “What went right today?”