DEV Community

loading...

Discussion on: How to Get Smarter Without Knowing Anything

Collapse
bvmcode profile image
bvmcode

The healthier part is very true. To be honest I have gained weight over the last couple of years, not as active as I used to be and I don't sleep more than 5 hours. I have noticed the impact on learning and attention span. So I need to turn it around.

Collapse
taillogs profile image
Ryland G Author • Edited

The hardest and most important step to getting healthy is identifying that there's a problem. It seems like you're already past that which means you can progress quickly.

Don't change anything about your current routine, just slowly add positive habits. For example, start exercising each day, but change nothing else. Eventually, the exercise will improve your mood/health enough that taking on another habit is literally easier than it would have been before. Repeat.

Do this enough, and you can take back control from the inside. It's just key not to overwhelm yourself, the brain rejects changes that are too drastic. Instead, trick your brain by slowly changing over time.