When you were in school you likely noticed that there are some people who naturally do well on tests, memorize new information, and are able to do complex math and science problems. Maybe you were great at reading and writing but always struggled at biology and geometry. Everyone wants to get as far as they possibly can when it comes to knowledge and a career in something they love and that might mean adding some skills that do not come naturally to you. Maybe a resume service told you that working on one aspect of your job could be the difference between getting a promotion or staying put. Here are some ways that you can train your brain to adapt to new skill sets.

If you're trying to improve your writing skills, vocabulary, or analytical thinking than experts say that one of the best things that you can do is read more. When you get home from your job counselling people on the right financial advice you could pick up a classic novel or even the latest thriller that's sweeping through the New York Times Best Seller list. This is a great way of relaxing your body and everyday thoughts while still keeping your brain engaged.

When we were younger we may have been told that video games kill brain cells but new research is showing that the opposite might actually be true. While you definitely don't want to lose your job driving a taxi because you were busy playing too many games, there is something to be said for a few hours a week spent in front of the Playstation or Xbox. You just need to make sure that you are choosing games that include a strategy or thinking element to them. Sponsored by: Winitcar.com

Sometimes your brain is too full of worry, work and family to take on new information. If you are trying to learn something new, from a language to a new technique for attaching veneers made than you might want to think about clearing your brain before you start. Meditation is a practice that is becoming more popular with people all over the world and has been said to have a number of mental and physical benefits. Spending a few minutes thinking about nothing could rejuvenate you for a whole new day.

Always be learning new things. They say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks; but that's only true if the dog has been set in their ways so long that they don't remember how to learn. Take up a new hobby or ask for more responsibility at work to keep your brain sharp. You could become an amateur photographer and learn the challenge of that skill or offer to coach a kid's sports team.

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