Welcome to Day 26 of our 30 Days To Faster Thinking, a free guide to help you unlock your potential to more nimble thinking and to strengthen your focus and attention for a better memory — in just a few minutes each day.
Visual scanning is a skill we rely on daily, though we may not realize it. Quickly deciphering information in our environment matters to everything from finding our keys to figuring out where folders are on our computer to finding our way around on the street, in the gym or at the mall. Today’s workout offers a quick amp-up for your visual scanning skills, something you may not think to “exercise” on a regular basis but should!
Try This Now:
Below is a symbol grid. For this exercise you will search for different symbols against the clock. Exercise 1: Set the timer for 1 minute and see how many of this symbol you can find in the grid: # . Ready? Go! Exercise 2: Set the timer for 1 minute and see how many times you can find these symbols next to each other: * + . Ready? Go!
Try the same in a book or a newspaper. Scan a spread for 1 minute and see how many time the letters “ai” appear next to each other. Try again looking for “sp”. Way to build focus and speed!