Sharp mindedness means the quickness of a person to interpret, understand, analyse, or pick up an idea adequately. It is a quality that enables you to find a solution to a problem very quickly or answer a question very quickly or learn very quickly. A person with sharp brain is a keen and quick observer. He has also a go creativity power. He has good memory to remember things for long time. Sharp mindedness is necessary in every sphere of life. Suppose you are a student, you need to learn things quickly and properly to avoid wastage of time. Similarly in exam you need to reproduce ideas (what you have learnt while your preparation) in paper very quickly to complete the paper in time. A sharp minded student takes comparatively less time to learn a chapter than a blunt minded student.
Some people have this quality as in-born quality while others have to develop this quality by practice.
There many ways to sharpen your brain, some of which are as follows
Use your brain more and more – Brain Exercise
Like other parts, the brain also becomes more powerful by exercising brain. Exercising brain means using it more and more. Generally brain is involved in every work we do but there are some works in which we have to brain, thinking power, mental analysing power and all our mental capabilities, such works can contribute in exercising our brains. For instance, a product maker is in a situation when he thinks how to minimise the cost of making a product as well as maximise the quality of product. He will have to think more and more, use his brain to find the solution which indirectly exercise his brain as well. Similarly we can produce such situations or involve ourselves in such situations to exercise our brain. In the beginning, we will face difficulties in such brain exercise but with passage of time it will become very easy as we develop brain’s sharpness by exercising our brain. Mental capability or thinking power can be enhanced by using brain in the same way. Brain exercises sharpen our brain. Try mental exercise daily. It sharpens your mind. It strengthens neural connections in your brain. Now think what are a brain exercises or such situations which exercise our situation? It can be a simple task like “Essay writing on a topic”, in which we have use our brain to collect ideas about the topic and use brain to present ideas in a proper way for the reader. We take a paper and write all the idea that we know about the topic. We may know 10 to 15 topics very easily then we start thinking (brain exercise) to find more and ideas about the topic. If we write such essays daily, it can exercise our brain to sharpen it.
There are different activities which involve brain work and flourish the power of your brain.
- Playing games like chess, scrabble, and many others
- Solving numerical problems, or puzzles and quizzes
- Trying out tricky situations usually given in magazines and newspaper.
- Making some difficult charts and tables, daily
- Studying difficult topics and trying to learn it and gain command on it.
- Writing essays on different topics, daily
The above activities are brain exercises. If you do such activities daily, it slowly and gradually increases your mental capability. Brain sharpening is not possible in one day. It needs daily brain exercise and within few days you feel the change.
Playing games like chess and scrabble are also very helpful in brain sharpening, where you have to think about you every move as well as about the move of your opponent player in these games. By these games you can improve power of your brain. At the first time when you play a game you feel it very difficult but by playing it again and again you become master of it because by constant brain exercise your brain power is enhanced and you master it.
Critical thinking – Adequate thinking approach to things.
When we hear something, read something or working on something, it is very important that our thinking approach towards it should be adequate and precise, which involves
- Thinking about an idea at every angle.
- Get into the depth of idea.
- Serious thinking about an idea.
- Alertness while work
Our thinking approach should not be only up to the surface of an idea, we should think about it at every angle an go to the depth of the idea. Try to analyse ideas. Have scientific mental approach to things. Some things need more heed so these should not be taken light. Take things important things serious and think on its all aspects as well as avoiding unnecessary aspects. Suppose you have to solve a problem, you are asked to solve a problem, there will be many solutions the problem but you have to choose the best one. So it is not only to think on about what are the solutions to the problem but you should find the solution and analyze each solution and consider the best one which yield more positive consequences. Think on its all aspects. There will be many solutions to the problem but you have to choose the best one. So it is not only to think on about what are the solutions to the problem but you should find the solution and analyze each solution and consider the best one which yield more positive consequences.
Similarly if you are a student and you have a study a topic. There is a supporting idea in the paragraph, which is true according to the author. You should think over it whether it is really true or not. Don’t just accept it as true because the author has told that it is true. You should analyze the idea, have also contradictory assumption, and think on both. When you do so you come to know about it in full and you learn it properly. Intelligent people have such thinking approach. Study is an activity which requires more brain work because you observe things and pick up them which is totally a brain work. While studying you have use brain on each idea in order to learn it effective and gain command over it.
Nutrients for brain.
Take nutrients which are rich in .good for brain. Nutrient having antioxidant like vitamin C, and E and beta carotene, vitamins B, omega-3 fatty acids and folic acid etc, are good for brain. Add 3 to 5 Almonds in one glass milk, keep it for 5 to 6 minutes and drink it daily, it is good for mental health. Apple juice is also good for sharpening brain.
Take physical exercise regularly.
Brain takes it nutrients from blood for functioning properly. Physical exercise speeds up blood flow to brain and brain gets well nourished as well as brain gets rid of waste products. Physical exercise is necessary for enhancing mental capabilities.
Try to get full Sleep.
Sleep is essential for brain to function properly. Sleep helps our brain in two ways
- While sleep our brain relaxes because our brain usage is minimized while sleep.
- While sleep our brain involves in some important processes, i.e. working on data we have worked on, memorization of things etc
Our brain involves in activities we do all the day. Our brain gets tired by constantly involving in activities we do all the daylong and the brain function is affected. That’s why brain needs to take rest. When we sleep our brain relaxes and become ready to function properly.
Besides relaxation of brain, our brain perform certain process while we sleep which consist of working on data, storing data, strengthening neuron’s connection and making space for new data.