CREATE A LIST OF ALL THE CHALLENGES AND ACTIVITIES THAT INTEREST YOU
On this page you will create a list that will be used to determine your areas of interest.
Please write down on a piece of paper or type into a new word document a complete list of all your interests, activities and challenges. Be as detail oriented as possible.
Create a list of all the activities and challenges that you're involved in now or would like to be. Make this list as extensive as possible.
Hobbies: Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Walking, etc
Intellectual: Reading, Studies, Language, Research, etc.
Work: Careers that you're in or would like to be in, volunteering, organizations involved in or would like to be, etc.
Talents: Art, Music, Crafts, Juggling, etc
Please do not limit your list to my examples above. No one will see your list unless you choose to share but include everything that interests you. You don't have to build this list in a single attempt. Take your time and think it through.
When you list an activity or challenge, if you can, categorize it then break down that activity into subcategories.
Then list interests: Brain improvement, History, Science, etc
This will increase the length and detail of your list of interests, activities and challenges.
Do not move on with the first list that you build, make sure it includes everything that you can think of. You will be referring to this master list from time to time as you accomplish your goals related to a specific interest. You may also find that you aren't as interested as you thought in the activity that you chose and will want to choose another from the master list.
CREATE A LIST OF THE TOP 10 FROM YOUR MASTER LIST
This list should include the most interesting activities for you. However, it is important that the list includes what is considered 5 Left Brain Hemisphere activities and 5 Right Brain Hemisphere activities.
LEFT BRAIN ------- RIGHT BRAIN
Logical ------- Random
Sequential ------- Intuitive
Rational ------- Holistic
Analytical ------- Synthesizing
Objective ------- Subjective
Looks at parts --- Looks at wholes
Right Brain - Mathematics, woodworking, mechanic, basketball, climbing.
Left Brain - Learn Spanish, reading, drawing, writing, painting.
SELECT ONE INTEREST FROM THE RIGHT BRAIN AND ONE FROM THE LEFT BRAIN
The activities you choose should be new to you or can be taken to a new level from where you are right now. You now have a master list and a short list. Obviously, don't discard your lists but set them aside for later use.
You should allow at least 15 to 30 minutes per day toward developing each of these two interests. If your selections are brand new, you will find yourself in a situation that will require a steep learning curve. This is good because you're improving brain thinking, speed of thought, synapses connections and of course you are creating new neurons.
You can start another activity from your short list as your learning curve from your previous choose begins to flatten out.
Do not drop your old interest as you start a new challenge.
If you reach a final goal then you can drop an interest.
For example: Finished building a wood shop.
Obviously, the next step in the example is to use your wood shop to create fine pieces of woodworking.
You have actually taken a primarily right brain activity and converted it into a left brain activity.
You will find over time that your skills will be more balanced.
You will begin the new ability of using both the right and left brain. This capability is a way of centering your mind.
You will find that many of the recommendations found in this site will balance you. This is your primary goal while you continue to exercise your brain.
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