5 Easy Everyday Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Smarter

Read A Book At Breakfast

Read A Book At Breakfast

We're not saying you need to read a whole book at breakfast. That's a big breakfast! But perhaps a little bit each day. What this does is start your day off with kicking your mind in to action. It's easy to sit and watch television or read a trashy article and perhaps this feels like the best thing to do of a morning, however, a good non-fiction story will get your gears going a lot better.

Try it.

Drink Green Tea

Drink Green Tea

On the surface this idea sucks because it means we probably have to have this instead of coffee. Personally, I love coffee. But also, I know that green tea is good for me and my mind. In green tea, your brain finds something known as L-theanine, an amino acid that improves cognitive function and also helps out by relieving stress.

What's not to love?

Cut Back On Social Media

Cut Back On Social Media

There are a lot of great things about social media but the truth is that you don't really need to worry about it anywhere near as often as you do. Your brain would be much better served by absorbing information with more depth. We're not saying that Facebook, et al, are bad, just that you should choose what you take in more wisely if you wish to get smarter in the process.

Believe it or not, a lot of infotainment trains your brain to get caught up in the little things and ultimately promotes procrastination by simply making you bored more easily, and therefore more likely to crave quick fix information. So you can see the vicious little cycle developing here...

Play Games Instead Of Watching TV

Play Games Instead Of Watching TV

I bet this is something that gamers love to hear. It's not hard to figure out why, is it? You are using your brain more when you're playing games because you have to make decisions. The interactive nature of it is training for your brain. Television simply does not provide that.

Hang Out With Someone Smarter Than You

Hang Out With Someone Smarter Than You

I'm sure you know at least one person who fits this description. Whether we like it or not, we are hugely influenced by who we spend our time with and naturally gravitate towards people who possess skills we to want to have. So it only makes sense that, if you want to be smarter, you should spend your time with someone who is smart!