1. Solve riddles and puzzles.
2. Develop ambidexterity (ability to use well both the right and the left hand). Try to brush your teeth, comb your hair, manipulate the computer mouse with the hand taht you don’t usually use. Write with both hands simultaneously. Change hands when eating while using a knife and a fork.
3. Work with ambiguity, uncertainty. Learn how to enjoy such things as paradoxes.
4. Study mind maps.
5. Block one or more sensations. Eat blindfolded, put tampons in your ears, take a shower with your eyes closed.
6. Develop comparative taste sensations. Learn to feel, savor wine, chocolate, beer, cheese and anything else.
7. Look for similarities between seemingly unrelated things.
8. Learn to use the keyboard with a different arrangement of keys (learn to type blindly).
9. Invent new uses for common items. How many different ways of using you can think, for example, for a nail? Ten? One Hundred?
10. Change your usual visions to opposite ones.
11. Study the development of creativity techniques.
12. Do not stop with the obvious and rush with the first, “mentally correct” answer to the question.
13. Alter the established order of things. Ask yourself the question, “what if?”
14. Run, do sports!
15. Turn over the paintings and photographs upside down.
16. Develop critical thinking. Contradict common misconceptions.
17. Study the logic. Solve logic problems.
18. Examine the scientific way of thinking.
19. Paint, draw automatically. You do not need to be an artist for this.
20. Think positively.
21. Engage in any form of art: sculpture, painting, music or challenge yourself in any other creative work. 22. Learn the art of showing magic tricks, develop dexterity.
23. Eat foods that are useful for the brain.
24. Strive to constantly have a slight feeling of hunger.
25. Do exercise!
26. Sit up straight.
27. Drink lots of water.
28. Breathe deeply.
30. Vary your activities. Have a passion, hobby.
31. Take good care to have a good sleep.
32. Practice short sleep.
33. Listen to music.
34. Declare war to your inclination to delay, procrastinate.
35. Limit yourself in using technology.
36. Study materials for on the study of the brain.
37. Change clothes. Go barefoot.
38. Develop yourself in conversations with yourself.
39. Be simpler!
40. Play chess or other board games.
41. Play mind games – Sudoku, crosswords and other countless games.
42. Be spontaneous like a child!
43. Play video games.
44. Develop your sense of humor! Write or tell jokes.
45. Make a list of 100 (Note: a technique for generating ideas, discover hidden problems or solutions).
46. Use the Idea Quota (compilation of preliminary list of ideas during the day).
47. Consider every idea coming to you. Make a Bank of ideas.
48. Let your ideas grow. Go back to each of them at regular intervals.
49. Do a “case observation “. Try, for example, to observe red items as often as possible during the day. Mark a particular brand of cars. Select a topic and concentrate on it.
50. Keep a diary.
51. Learn foreign languages.
52. Eat in different restaurants, especially domestic restaurants.
53. Learn computer programming.
54. Read long words.
55. Change your environment, change the location of objects, furniture, move somewhere.
56. Write stories, poetry, get a blog.
57. Study the language characters.
58. Learn the art of playing musical instruments.
59. Visit museums.
60. Study the functioning of the brain.
61. Learn the technique of dynamic readings.
62. Determine your learning style.
63. Learn the method of determining the day of the week for any date!
64. Try to determine the period of times with your sensations.
65. Approximate calculation: “What is more – the leaves in the Amazon forest or the neural connections in the brain?”
66. Do math. Fight the “failure in counting.”
67. Build memory palaces.
68. Study the system of figurative thinking for the development of memory.
69. Have sex (sorry, no comments here!).
70. Remember people’s names.
71. Meditate. Train your concentration and total absence of thoughts.
72. Watch movies from different genres.
73. Stop watching the TV.
74. Learn to concentrate.
75. Stay in contact with nature.
76. Mentally solve math problems.
77. Give up being in haste.
78. Change the speed of various activities.
79. Do only one thing at a time.
80. Develop curiosity.
81. Try on different consciousness. How would other people think in your place, solve your problems? How would a fool behave if he was you?
82. Cultivate contemplative attitude forwards the world.
83. Find time for solitude and relaxation.
84. Tune to continuous learning throughout your life.
85. Travel abroad. Learn about the lifestyle of people of other countries.
86. Learn about geniuses (Leonardo for example).
87. Create a circle of trusted friends.
88. Look for competition.
89. Don’t communicate only with people who think like you. Surround yourself with people whose world view is different from yours.
90. Participate in brain storms!
91. Change the ways of planning the future: short term/long term, collective/individual.
92. Look for roots of all problems.
93. Collect quotations by famous people.
94. Change the means of communication: use paper instead of the computer, voice recording instead of letters.
95. Read the classics.
96. Master the art of reading. Effective reading is an art, develop it.
97. Write a summary of books.
98. Develop self-awareness.
99. Please put forth your problems aloud.
100. Summarize your feelings in small details.
101. Use the Braille method. Start from counting the floors when you go up the elevator.
102. Purchase a work of art that shakes you up. Stimulate, provoke sensations and thoughts.
103. Use different perfume scents.
104. Mix sensation. How heavy is the color pink? How the smell of lavender sounds like?
105. Argue! Protect your arguments. Try to take your opponent’s point of view.
106. Use time-boxing (a method of fixing a certain period of time to perform a task or a task group).
107. Spend time for brain development.
108. Create a mental sanctuary (a place that exists only in your imagination).
109. Be curious!
110. Challenge yourself.
111. Cultivate the art of visualization. Pay it minimum of 5 minutes per day.
112. Record your dreams. Start a journal and first thing in the morning, or when you wake up, write down your dreams.
113. Study conscious dreams.
114. Make a dictionary of interesting words. Create your own words.
115. Look for metaphors. Make a link between concrete and abstract concepts.
116. Manage stress.
117. Master the method of random input information. Take random words from the log. Read randomly selected sites.
118. Go a different route each day. Change the street on which you go to work, run jog or get home. 119. Install different operating systems on your PC.
120. Develop vocabulary.
121. Get more than expected to.