For the longest time, I thought I had a bad memory and that there was nothing I could do about. I accepted it. I was bad at remembering peoples names, bad at remembering phone numbers (although who does that anymore), and bad at remembering how to spell (because lets be honest – spelling isnt logical, its all about memorization).
But the more I started learning about the brain, the more I realized, the brain isnt static. In fact, the brain is plastic.
Your brain is made up of billions of neurons that are interconnected and intertwined. But these connections are not permanent. They are ever changing. You can train your brain to be better at certain things. You can improve upon your weaknesses. Even if you suck at memorization, you can train your brain to great at it.
New companies are popping up all over, providing simple games, designed by neuroscientists, to improve the basic functions of your brain (focus, memory, and speed).
Additionally, supplement companies are providing better and better products for improve brain performance. Companies like SmartX by Cerebral Success were even featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, and won investment from Barbara Corcoran. Check out this review, to see does Cerebral Success really work.
Since I started taking a brain supplement and started intentionally practicing and exercising my memory, I have been able to dramatically improve my overall brain performance (as measured by Lumosity).
I believe that the industry for brain training will continue to grow. People are starting to realize that in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need to do more than lift weights. You need to care for and exercise your brain as well.