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Tips To Boost Our IQ

JISHA JOHN
PR13CE2006
I M.TECH IWRM
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IQ (intelligence Quotient) is a measure developed
from a series of standardized test to measure and
compare intelligence among humans. Having a
high IQ doesn’t really mean going to be
successful in life, but it certainly can help make
certain aspects of life easier - especially when it
comes to scholastic activities.
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Activities that are healthy for brain are generally related
to helping boost IQ. There are links between IQ
scores and : social status, parenting mortality and
morbidity.
• Benefits of mental fitness :
 logical thinking : ability to discuss problems with
a clear line of logic and reasoning.
Creativity : act of turning new and imaginative ideas
into reality.
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Memory : it is the process in which information is
encoded, stored and retrieved.
Focus : ability to hold images, ideas or focal points
even with a fair degree of distraction

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JOURNALING
MEDITATION
CYCLE HOBBIES
PERIPHERAL ACTIVITIES
READ ONE BOOK PER WEEK
ENGAGING FICTION
PUZZLES
COMPETITIVE GAMES
EXPLORE ANOTHER’S
PERSPECTIVE
CREATE REGULARLY
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THOUGHT EXPERIMENT
BREAK ROUTINES
NEW CULTURES
LEARN OUTSIDE YOUR
INTERESTS
FRIENDLY DEBATE
TEACH
PRACTICE NEW SKILLS
FORCE CONSTRAINTS
INTERLINK
INCREASE MENTALL INTENSITY
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Journaling
• Writing down our thoughts is a great tool
for problem solving. Journaling is our
universal machine of the mental gym,
providing good work outs for creativity,
logic and focus.
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meditation
• Every one considering meditation as a
spiritual activity than the practical activity.
There are different meditations suitable for
different mental muscles:
Visualisation : we should be able to
imagine and experience all the sensations
of touch, taste, sound, smell and sight.
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Focused breathing : Start by slowing your
breathing to about 10-15 seconds per
breath. Next focus on one specific part of
your body on the inhale. Select a new
focus on the exhale. You can then move
this to noticing specific sounds or senses.
A good exercise in focus.
Self dialog : Meditation makes it easier to
talk with yourself. You can invent
characters that can dialog with you, helping
explore ideas.


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Cycle hobbies
• Take up new activities regularly. This will
keep your learning curve steep so your
mind is always engaged at a high
intensity. The activities may include
painting, dancing, speaking, running,
music, woodworking, programming, design
and many others.
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• Don’t just take new hobbies, take ones
that are vastly different from each other.
Being a mile wide doesn’t just improve
mental fitness, it gives you a broad base of
metaphors for creativity.
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• Try to read one book each week.
Sometimes it will be difficult. But if you
want to save time on reading we can learn
speed reading.
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• Engage yourself in movies, books or
television that makes you think. Television
that makes you think might sound like an
oxymoron, but the medium isn’t all bad if
you know where to look. Engaging doesn’t
just mean entertaining, but that it actively
challenges your assumptions.
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• Educational and recreation puzzles will
help us to increase IQ. As well as we can
choose crosswords and computer game
puzzles. playing can keep your mind sharp
as long as the learning curve is steep and
it doesn’t become routine.
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• Games that require strategic thinking are
excellent ways to boost your logic and
empathizing skills. Chess may be an
intellectual favourite, but newer games can
hold more promise by being much more
diverse, and having a deeper range of
strategic options.
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• Empathy is a mental, not just an
emotional, ability. Exploring another’s
perspective hones your ability to think
through another’s eyes. Although empathy
is often dismissed as being touchy-feely
and not logical, the ability to think from
another’s perspective is an advanced
mental ability that doesn’t develop until we
are several years old.
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• Einstein was famous for thought
experiments. This kind of reasoning ability
is a mark of intelligence. Ask yourself,
“What if?”
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• Try consciously breaking one of your
habits, just for a moment. Eat a different
breakfast. Take a different route to work.
Sleep in the opposite direction.
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• Discuss, don’t argue. When you are in a
debate you should try to persuade, but
welcome opposing ideas not as attacks
but opportunities. Debating forces you to
examine your opinions.
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• Holistic learning is about linking ideas
together. Spend some time to explore a
subject and ask yourself how the pieces fit
into other information. This will organize
your thinking and improve your
understanding.
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• Try washing yourself with your eyes
closed. Writing right to left. Reading
upside down. Extra constraints make
problems more challenging, ramping up
the mental intensity required.
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• Force yourself to use your brain more. All
these ideas are just specific
implementations to increase the mental
intensity you face. Focus, strategy, logic
and creativity are just a few of the mental
muscles you should be exercising more
regularly.
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