2. Read something that you have never read before
Reading is an effective way to strengthen your higher-order thinking skills. Research has shown that reading a novel can enhance the brain’s neuron connections and improve the overall function of the brain. It was also revealed that reading strengthens the ability to empathize, and stimulates the imagination in a way that the reader was actually watching a movie. It is especially important to read about topics or genres that you have never really exposed yourself to before. This will help diversify your creative thinking abilities and it will also increase the neuronal connections in your brain due to brain plasticity and cognition.
What to do: Read new books and journals. Find a list of the Top 100 best books and take your pick! Have you always wanted to learn more about astronomy or the parts of the brain? Go to your local library and spend some time picking out your next good read.
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