Everyone wishes they had more energy and an ability to think faster, to be smarter, and to have the sharpest wit and best memory possible. But like six-pack abs, a swimsuit body, or a higher college degree, these things do not come free or easily.

The good news is that if you work at it – and you know specifically what to work on – you can make your brain work super-fast.

You can be smarter, remember better, and think faster. Here are five tips that you can start using today to make your brain work better and get more out of your gray and white matter:

1. Boycott Negative Thoughts

Watch the news today and it seems almost impossible to stay positive. We hear upsetting stories all the time, read about how bad the economy is, check our social media to see crass, negative jokes, and then get stuck listening to mean gossip around the water cooler.

The problem is that not only does all this negativity bring you down, pulling you into an emotional dump, but it also has a direct impact on your brain’s ability to function at its best (Radwan, n.d.).

Negative emotions depress your brain and make it work more slowly. It actually disrupts your thinking process (Radwan, n.d) and your ability to focus. The answer – be positive. Boycott negative thoughts.

How do you do this? Here are a few ways. Make positive thinking a priority in your life, walking away from negative situations and refusing to let bad thoughts in. Look for the good in people and situations, see your glass as half-full rather than half-empty, and your brain will thank you for it.

2. Constantly Practice Memorizing Things

The more you exercise the giant muscle that is your brain, the harder and faster it will work for you. Memorize important facts, such as people’s names or an interesting date in history, every day. Look up a new word and memorize the meaning.

Use mnemonics – memory tricks – to help you remember shopping lists. Practice spelling difficult words like you are in a spelling bee, saying the word out loud, then spelling it out loud, then saying it again. Exercise that muscle between your ears and it will become stronger and faster.

3. Increase Your Coffee Intake

Sigmund Freud used to use cocaine because he said that it made him more productive (PBS, n.d.). Today we know that cocaine is incredibly unhealthy and not at all a good way to increase productivity, but we also know that Freud might have benefited from upping his caffeine intake.

In fact, a study out of Harvard University has demonstrated that caffeine can impact the brain, increasing awareness and wakefulness in the short term. It also can boost memory ability in the long term (Watson, 2014).

The study declared that a moderate intake of caffeine can help you to remember things better and even perform well on memory tests (Watson, 2014). So have a cup of coffee or two with a clear conscious.

4. Consider a Brain Booster

If Einstein could have boosted his brainpower even further, imagine how much more he might have accomplished. Vitamin B12 is a known brain booster and memory helper.

But before you run out and buy B12 supplements, you need to know that B12 has a problem: it is not absorbed well in the stomach. Some researchers have found that sublingual tablets, that is pills meant to be dissolved under the tongue, work better as they are absorbed directly into the mucous membranes, bypassing the stomach.

5. Take Care of Your Body by Working out and Getting Enough Sleep

This may seem mundane, but perhaps the best thing that you can do to improve your memory and all cognitive functions is to exercise regularly and get enough sleep.

When you have a vigorous workout, you do many things to your body and brain, including improving circulation and getting the blood flowing to your brain. This releases endorphins that relieve stress, which, as a result, can help you think better and provides an overall sense of renewed energy.

Sleeping well is, however, paramount. Your brain processes information when you sleep, moving ideas and facts from short-term memory to long-term memory.

So there you have it. Workout, get enough sleep, drink a cup of coffee, be positive, and practice memorizing things every day and you will see a fast improvement in your brain function.


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This Post Has 37 Comments

  1. Dave Howard

    What’s so great about “making” your brain work super fast? Do you need it to compete? To cretae “losers”? To survive? To escape all those monsters that are going to “get you”? Who do you gotta be smarter than? Who do you have to be “better” than? … Fuck man, stop and smell the cocaine if you need to make your brain race! … Otherwise, relax and let the idiots worry about a “fast brain”.

    1. David Braswell Cannon

      Unfortunately some of us are goal driven. Monumental goals take monumental effort. Something as simple as not getting a goods nights sleep can interfere with my work output. However, I do get your drift. If you get the luxury of taking things slow, by all means let the good times roll.

    2. Patti Pitt

      you are my hero, thanks for your words of reality.

    3. Dave Howard

      David, good for you! … I eat, breath, sleep shite, and ocassionaly orgasim. I “work” just fine. Everything else is someones elses idea of a good time and most of the “work” I see today is nothing but economic slavery where all are but a few paycheques away from the poor house. There’s also the “work” that involves competition and the creation of losers. A great addition to our community I assure you! I ttell ya man, there’s nothing like being broke down on tthe wrong side of towwn and being surrounded by a bunch of “losers”. lol … Man you want your feet to work fast in that situation, … not your brain. Anywho, .. good luck witth all those “goals”, and for gods sake, don’t strain that brain!

  2. DA Asenova's

    Tip 1 xtc
    Tip 2 meth
    Tip 3 cocaïne ect..

  3. Jonathan Managh


  4. Damo Skip Johnson

    Eat more fish

  5. Vaughn Jaratz

    Consider some drugs are illegal because they allow you’r receptors to fire faster. Can’t have a bunch of smart people running around.

  6. Sunny Dutta

    Coffee?! Ahaha

  7. Todd Tarbet

    After Age 40+ maybe Ketone products would help boost mental cognition. LOL 🙂

  8. Tammy Rogers

    I wish!!

  9. Estephanie Sosa Gil

    Does anybody know of any good natural herbs that boost brain functions

    1. Jenny Starshine

      I was gonna say hemp but anyways this is not an herb but get turmeric in your diet. Reduce or cut meat and dairy, which have morphine and opiates in them to slow you down- they’re highly addictive which is why getting them out of you will help. Parsley and rosemary are great for you, also peppermint and aloe are great. Just do yourself a favor and research anti-inflammatory foods.

  10. Belinda Lacey

    No thanks, my brain runs 24/7 already…tell me how to slow it down holistically

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  12. Stephen Browne

    I’ve read an article that suggests exercise, meditation & positive thoughts can create new nerve cells. I don’t think so..

  13. Rob Allen

    Drink red bull….lol

  14. Sofiya Rangwala

    Meditation works the best. Helps to focus and filter out unwanted junk.

  15. Raffaele D'Urso

    Melissa D’Urso we should try this

  16. Jackie Ambriz

    Try it maybe it will help u in remembering where u put things at lol

  17. Rigo Hook

    About time they figured that out, my brain is slow as a snail actually…

  18. Alex Udvarhely

    I heard about this radical strategy to improve your brain. It’s called reading and thinking.

    1. Quinn Cummings


  19. Mike Brooks

    Tip 1- LSD

  20. Elias Neo Abraham

    I would be cautious of caffeine.

    It can effect the neurotransmitters and they can become dependant on caffeine and once intake is reduced, one can suffer from caffeine withdrawal symptoms.

    Apparently, sugar and caffeine feed dopamine as well….

    From my understanding, some good ingredients to maximize your brain power and potential would be:

    Sexual intimacy,
    Strength training,

    Consider, resisting against masturbation and adjusting your diet towards more organic healthy fats and protein, while keeping carbohydrates low to medium 5 days out of 7.

    Also, from my own findings, I would strongly advise men to research about testosterone and neurotransmitters.

    The knowledge of how things are working inside you is surely a knowledge one cannot overlook.

    These things will devolop the mind among other things.


    1. Art Bikers

      “Resisting against masturbation?”

    2. Luke Eyndhoven

      Bugger that I love having a bat!

    3. Elias Neo Abraham

      Stop or avoid basically.

      Art Bikers

  21. Quinn Cummings

    Your brain already works superfast from birth…just saying lol…all you need to do is focus

  22. Wian Erasmus

    yes man, coffee is good

  23. Ania Lian

    No 1. Coffee

  24. Carlo Peruch

    It’s all cool and stuff but why do they show walnuts in the caption; is it a subliminal power-food or something?

  25. Jeffrey D'Mello

    We need to buy you a few bags

  26. David Luis Santos

    And a perfect slave

  27. Ciro Navarro Aceto

    Me falta la vitamina B12 y beber cafe, lo demas bien 🙂

  28. My LifeZ

    The brain is often compared to a computer, but its capabilities are far greater than an ordinary computer. Cells in the brain make numerous connections that transmit about one signal per second.

  29. .

    ‘The Journal of Nutrition study isn’t the last word on the subject of caffeine and memory. It showed that people—particularly those who were ages 70 and over—who took in more caffeine scored better on tests of mental function, but not on memory tests or other measures of mental ability.

    Some previous studies have shown improved long-term memory performance and thinking ability in regular caffeine consumers; others haven’t shown any connection.’

    Drinking coffee is also known to create a chronic stress. I’d be careful in recommending to drink coffee.

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