Training your brain to always be on the lookout for the best in every situation is the best brain game you can play. Conscientiously exercising your brain with memory tracing is one training mechanism you can utilize to better enable your subconscious to perform some of the memory tracing for you.
We have learned that memory traces are recurrences of the firing patterns that occur when a memory is first laid down. More neural pathways increase the possibility of a more indelible impression in your memory. The more of your senses used to record the memory, the greater likelihood that the impression will last.
Firing more neurons to solve problems will enable you to solve bigger problems tomorrow. Solving problems, reading, working puzzles, and memorizing verses are excellent ways to exercise the brain. Reading the dictionary expands your ability in a number of ways. Make it enjoyable, and read for a few minutes at a time.
Excerpt from Chapter 13 of “Expand Your Mind – Improve Your Brain”.