Specifically, Einstein had more astrocytes, a type of brain cell that contributes to intelligence. The good news is that we can build more astrocytes in our own brains. According to Neuroscientist Dr. Marian Diamond, five factors are crucial for healthy astrocytes: a good diet, exercise, love, challenge, and novelty. Focusing on these five things can increase your resilience against stress and improve your mental sharpness.
Like Einstein, be “passionately curious” by learning new things and challenging yourself. You only grow when you are uncomfortable (click here for an article about this). I’d love to hear a story about what happened when you challenged yourself and learned something new.
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