Nicola Morgan

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Ten Ways to Build a Brilliant Brain – 7

We’re well on our way through the ten posts about TEN WAYS TO BUILD A BRILLIANT BRAIN. Have you left comments on two of the posts, for a chance to win one of five free signed copies? It’s not too late! See the rules here.

For previous posts in this series:

  1. Grow Brain Connections
  2. Fuel Your Brain
  3. Be Active (NOT “DO Exercise”)
  4. Sleep Well
  5. Make Friends
  6. Bounce Back

Today’s way is Be Curious.

This might be the easiest of all the ten ways. Your brain is wired to be curious, to discover, to question, to see “what would happen if…?” Curiosity is what allows you to learn new things and explore your potential. The trouble is that sometimes we are held back by apathy, fear, bad experience, lack of motivation, being surrounded by other people doing all the exploring, or just being so preoccupied by essential acts of living and worrying that we don’t leave space for curiosity.

My challenges for you this week are:

  1. Learn a new word – how to spell it and what it means. One of my favourite lesser-known words is apricity. If you don’t know it, you can have that one!
  2. Read a newspaper/online article on something you don’t know very much about.
  3. Find out where the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” came from. It’s interesting!

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One Response

  1. I personally love this one the most, I hound my children with these kinds of things, I’m always thinking about expanding their word-power. Words are so delicious, thanks for the reminder!

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