Just in case you didn’t know, this is Brain Awareness Week (March 14 to 20). I didn’t know it either, until I came across this little nugget in a blog post called “Happy Birthday You Genius!” by Jim Kwik, who specializes in smart learning techniques for busy people (www.kwiklearningblog.com). Jim is a fount of information on mental agility, which is certainly big on our hit parade as writers.
Just to give you a boost, here are a few amazing facts from Jim Kwik about your astoundingly creative and self-renewing noggin:
Your brain is made up of about 100 billion neurons.
There are more connections in it than there are stars in the universe.
The average human brain weighs about 3 pounds (Einstein’s: 2.7 pounds.)
Your brain puts out 10-23 watts, enough to power a small light bulb.
Information in your brain travels faster than a couple hundred miles an hour.
The average brain has about 60 to 70 thousand thoughts a day.
Wow! 70 thousand thoughts a day! Well, here are a few more to inspire you today as you tackle whatever writing challenge you’re facing on your own personal page:
Recent discoveries prove you can create new brain cells no matter what your age as long as you remain mentally active. Our brains can rejuvenate themselves and form new connections at every stage of our lives. In fact, every time you remember something or come up with a new idea, you are creating a new connection in your brain.
Astonishing, isn’t it, to realize all the power that we have at our command! What can’t we accomplish if we can harness its energy, stay focused, and let our creativity flow? Write on!