Having good habits at work can help you be more successful, get that raise you want, grow and get a better position, but also increase your intelligence and improve your memory.
There are actually several ways to be intelligent, there are those who have a lot of information that comes from books, others have a lot of emotional intelligence and others are “street smart”, which means that they are very smart when it comes to dealing with the problems of everyday life, and the best part of all this is that there is always room to grow and improve, and to develop the skills and power of the mind.
Just as there are habits that can negatively affect intelligence and memory, others can help to learn more, to apply knowledge better and to find more effective solutions to any problem, increasing both intelligence, and helping to protect the brain from cognitive decline.
At work, there are a few things you can do every day to be smarter, which also allows you to be more successful and work better instead of more time, making better use of time and looking for better ways to fulfill your responsibilities without dying of stress or burnout.
Habits at work that increase your intelligence:
Ask questions (to the right people)
There is nothing worse for your intelligence than believing that you already know everything and that no one can teach you anything, as this prevents you from growing up and learning new things.
What is recommended to do is surround yourself with people who know more, who are experts in an area that interests you or that serve you, and approach them to ask any questions you have, in this way you will get more knowledge and train your brain so that it never stops learning and looking for new things (besides that it is a great way to keep it active).
Research everything (and read a lot)
Bill Gates said that even though he no longer goes to school, he is always reading and looking for new things to stay informed, updated and relevant, to understand the world around him, what is needed of him and what he can do about it.
But reading is not only to be informed, it also helps you increase your vocabulary, discover new ideas, reflect on the future or the problems of the present, and have more sources of inspiration. Gates, for example, says science fiction books are a very effective tool for intelligence.
Take breaks and meditate
A stressed brain is a brain that can’t learn, gets frustrated and feels overwhelmed, and all of this makes it unable to think well.
It’s important that you take time to rest and clear yourself, as this also helps your memory strengthen and you can approach a problem with a better perspective. Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, and you can do it in many ways, whether it’s going for a walk, listening to some music, or staying silent for a few minutes.
One problem, many solutions
A great way to work intelligence is by posing a problem that you must face, and proposing all kinds of solutions to solve it, doing a kind of brainstorming to force your brain to think outside the box and make an effort not to always stay with the same or the most obvious.
Also, when you think of a new way of doing the same things or facing obstacles, your brain can get out of the rut and have more fun in the process.
Bring a notebook
According to some studies, writing things down on paper helps you learn them better and that you can remember them more efficiently when you need them, in addition to allowing you to be more organized and prevents you from forgetting things for not keeping a record.
In addition, always carrying a notebook helps you record all the ideas you have, even when you are out of the office.