How to Learn Faster...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. If ever the postage stamp can get to you, the recipient faster, it does all it can. When it is sent through mail processing machinery, it is hoping that it will be picked first and put into the drivers vehicle. It wants to reach its destination as quickly as possible. Speed and accuracy are what it strives for.

Your brain is the hardware of your soul. It is the hardware of your very essence as a human being. So the only way to learn faster, is to learn to harness your brain power.

One way to help your brain according to brain fitness studies is to make it a practice to remember events, things and people’s name. Memory activities engage the brain on all levels and it will help you to learn faster and retain what you learn.

The next thing you can do to learn faster is by doing something new over and over again until it sticks. Through repetition, your brain forms new pathways that will help you do this new thing better and faster.

Moving on, the next thing you can do to learn faster may sound counter-productive, but it actually works. You need to learn a new language. I have been learning Portuguese for the past 10 years and it is finally sinking in. In the beginning I had major difficulties, only because I did not start speaking right away, because of my own fears, but when I started speaking the language, things really took off and I began to learn faster. In addition, learning a new language exposes your brain to a new culture and people and by learning their customs, it can help make you a more tolerant and understanding person, not to mention, it exposes your brain to different way of thinking which leads to a different way of expressing yourself, which can help you to learn even faster.

The next thing you need to do is work your body. Yes, you need to get out and exercise. I exercise five days a week and I feel fantastic and amazing each and every day. Even briefly exercising for 20 minutes facilitates information processing and memory functions. But it’s not just that–exercise actually helps your brain create those new neural connections faster. You will learn faster, your alertness level will increase, and you get all that by moving your body.

Bonding with loved ones is the next thing you need to do if you want to learn faster. If you want optimal cognitive abilities, then you’ve got to have meaningful relationships in your life.  Talking with others and engaging with your loved ones helps you think more clearly, and it can also lift your mood, which helps you learn faster because you are in a positive mood.

Dr. Stephen Illardi says in his book, The Depression Cure, “We are born to connect. It is etched in our DNA. We need other people. When we are deprived of social contact for just a few days, our stress hormones escalate, our mood and energy plummet and other key biological processes quickly begin to decline. Isolation exacerbates depression. Social withdrawal amplifies depression. Conversely, anything that enhances social connectedness helps us fight depression.”

And lastly, you need to feed your brain proper nutrition in order for it to function properly. Foods like fish, fruits, and vegetables help your brain perform optimally. When your brain is hitting on all cylinders, you can’t help but to learn faster.

And there you have it. If you want to go deeper with me on this subject, sign up for my Free Academy Training.

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