Sharpen Your Brain

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The training to your brain need not be as rigorous as physical workout. “No pain, no gain” is not applicable in this case. If you want to reach a destination you always have two options. The harder one is to run and the other smart choice is to use a vehicle. Likewise, there are smarter tools available to train your brain. This article will tell you about tools which you can practice to hone your brain.

Simple Tips
Simple techniques can sharpen your brain. Take a simple tip. If you want to invest and want to forecast your earning use a rule called “rule of 72”. You can use this formula to estimate in how much time you can increase your money by 100%. The rule is: divide 72 by the rate of return on your investment. The result will give you the time span it takes to double your money. It assumes compounding of interest and that you reinvest all interest again into the same.

Another useful rule is from the real estate advisors. They say not to pay for a property if it exceeds 100 times your monthly rent. Although, not a substitute for a more complex analysis, but it is an easy tool to take decisions. If a property costs 150 times your monthly rent, you need not even think twice before deciding not to buy it.

Mathematical formulas are not the only tool you have at your disposal. Make it a habit to ask simple queries. This many times helps you reap results quicker. Many comedians, use these questions and are able to produce better jokes.

A friend says that he feels immortal since he has children. The comedian would ask, “Detect what is the mistake in this picture?”.. Soon it dawns upon you that it indicates death. You answer that you wish to have immortality by not having to die.
Some other scenarios of comedian asking questions are : “ what happens if I drag it to the upper limit?”, “ What will this look to a dog?”, “What are the words with multiple meanings that I can use?” and many more.

There are a host of problem solving techniques you could use daily and gradually they become a part of your thought process. Do not take assumptions for granted. Always question them. You can use this to solve your personal problems, where there are lot of unknown assumptions.

There are 4 possible assumptions when your kids are squabbling over TV.
1. TV is a necessity.
2. Fight is the real issue.
3. Squabbling has to end.
4. It is none of your business.

Question these and you may get the following alternatives.
1. Restrict the access and use to TV or eliminate it altogether.
2. Improve your kid’s behavior.
3. Exit and just ignore their fight.
4. Give kids a week to solve their issues or else tell them that no access to TV will be granted to them.

There are simple rules for every activity we undertake and there are also rules that life makes us see. Using this will help us make informed and logical decisions. Always evaluate if any activity you did helped you move towards achievement of your goals or if there was a better way you could have performed a task.

Over a period of time, all of us cultivate habits which get ingrained in our subconscious mind. Just examine their need. We can easily train ourselves to practice tips and techniques which will us become more efficient. Mental training of a basic level is only thing which we need to do.