Brain Tip of the Week: Create a University on Wheels

If you’re reading this series, you already know that learning is a lifelong journey. In order to keep your brain in tip-top shape well into old age, you need to learn something new every day.

Real-life superhero Abraham Lincoln lived by this philosophy. He refused to put his head on the pillow knowing that he was the exact same person he was when he woke up that day.

The problem? We all have several demands on our time – and learning tends to get pushed to the bottom of that list. In fact, research shows that one of the biggest dips in brain performance occurs after you graduate from school because you’re no longer challenging yourself.

That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is to create a university on wheels.

It takes the average American 25.4 minutes to get to work. That adds up to roughly an hourlong commute every day. If you work every weekday of the year, that’s 261 hours a year. But what are you doing with that time?

Instead of sleeping or listening to music, commit to learning as you commute! Driving? Get an audiobook in a field you’re interested in, or listen to an educational podcast. If you use public transport, you can read or even do workbooks if you feel so inclined.

Many people could earn several advanced degrees with the hours they’ve spent commuting over their lifetimes. Don’t waste all that time – make yourself smarter than you ever thought you could be.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

If you’re reading this series, you already know that learning is a lifelong journey. In order to keep your brain in tip-top shape well into old age, you need to learn something new every day.

Real-life superhero Abraham Lincoln lived by this philosophy. He refused to put his head on the pillow knowing that he was the exact same person he was when he woke up that day.

The problem? We all have several demands on our time – and learning tends to get pushed to the bottom of that list. In fact, research shows that one of the biggest dips in brain performance occurs after you graduate from school because you’re no longer challenging yourself.

That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is to create a university on wheels.

It takes the average American 25.4 minutes to get to work. That adds up to roughly an hourlong commute every day. If you work every weekday of the year, that’s 261 hours a year. But what are you doing with that time?

Instead of sleeping or listening to music, commit to learning as you commute! Driving? Get an audiobook in a field you’re interested in, or listen to an educational podcast. If you use public transport, you can read or even do workbooks if you feel so inclined.

Many people could earn several advanced degrees with the hours they’ve spent commuting over their lifetimes. Don’t waste all that time – make yourself smarter than you ever thought you could be.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

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