Following certain instructions or steps to reach a certain goal without a spirit is boring and somehow frustrating. That’s why it is better to learn an interesting hobby that will lead eventually to the required goals.
For example, you can play an interesting sport like basketball and you will watch your body transforms into an athletic shape. You can play brain teasing games on your mobile to break the highest score, and you will notice great improvement in your intelligence level. When it comes to improving memory and overall brain power, blogging is the hobby you need to master. Let me show you why!
Researching, learning & teaching others
Your brain can learn and adapt at any age, this ability is known as neuroplasticity. Accordingly, in order to improve your brain power and memory, you need to train it continuously by learning. When you learn attentively, you teach your brain to always move the information from short-term memory to long-term memory, this process requires attention.
Your brain normally takes eight seconds to completely save a piece of information to your memory. When you focus on the topic you are researching without distractions or multi-tasking, you train your brain to commit to one task at a time to make it easier to improve your memory.
To write a good blog post, you need to research and learn more about the topic you are writing about. While blogging, you teach your readers what you have learnt. You process the information you have received and the knowledge you have acquired then produce them in your own voice, this has a great effect on improving your memory.
Organizing topics & Multi-tasking
Can you see the above subtitle? Good, it is part of this article’s structure. Normally while blogging, you need to organize your thoughts in a list or few subtitles to create the outline of the article. Teaching yourself to organize topics and thoughts will help your memory greatly.
Your brain saves Information pieces in your memory in related clusters. By organizing and structuring similar concepts and pieces of information you will be able to recall them easily without huge effort.
Let’s visualize this by imagining this scenario. If you need to grab your coffee from Starbucks and find two waiting lines. One line looks like an organized queue and the other looks like a group of children, each child is fighting to get the candy first. Which one will you choose to get your coffee faster?
Multi-tasking and trying to absorb lots of information from different sources at the same time might look amazing, but they don’t! You might be able to recall the unorganized information from the short memory but the next morning you might not remember anything. Teach yourself to stop multi-tasking, organize your thoughts then focus on the task you are doing.
Connecting with your readers and sharing ideas
Surrounding yourself with a group of people who share the same values and interests has a great effect on your mental health. As a blogger you create your own group of fans and readers who love what you write and share their thoughts with you. Also, bloggers usually join online blogging communities and discuss ideas with other bloggers on social media.
If you blog to help people feel better and make them have a great life, this will make you feel good about yourself and eventually will enhance your mental health.
Stay mentally active through creativity
I have written an article about building your blog like a big muscle, it works for your brain too. You need to stay mentally active to build a strong brain like a strong muscle. You need to challenge it with problems that you need to solve and feed it with new information. This is what you normally do when you blog.
While blogging you help your brain to stay active and form new path ways and links between concepts and pieces of information to create new ideas, this is called creativity. And it will help improving your mental health.
So, every activity you do when you blog helps your brain and memory. You simply follow your passion and get the benefits silently without too much efforts or boring instructions.
Let me know if blogging helped your brain and memory, share your experience in the comments area below.