While we might be taught differently, intelligence goes way further than simply having book smarts. Gaining insight into the world around you consists of much more than burying your head into a pile of information and those who are the most sensitive to different cultures, thought processes and theories often are the most intellectually active. How you spend your time can teach you a huge amount about the world around you. Want to brush up on your skills? It all comes down to your hobbies.
- Playing A Musical Instrument
As well as helping you to develop your creative side, playing a musical instrument can improve your ability to analyse problems, deal with math problems and will sharpen your motor skills, too. Better yet, the hobby can let you to brush up on your long term memory, will help with your problem solving skills and will also make your brain generally more healthy. All that while making a bit of music? Where do we sign up?
- Regular Exercise
Thought that regular exercise was just good for the body? Think again. Regular bouts of exercise can significantly improve your brain function by flooding your cells with memory boosting proteins. The higher the quantities of this protein in your body, the better your memory, learning skills, focus and attention will become. Got a problem to be solved? Just work it out!
- Learning A Language
Language skills won’t just help you to communicate across the world and understand new cultures; individuals who can speak 2 or more languages are better at performing mentally challenging tasks, making problem solving a thing of the past. What’s more, people in higher roles are much more likely to be able to speak more than 1 language with their peers, improving their attention to detail, communication skills and ability to analyse different scenarios. You really can speak your way to the top!