I am getting dumber. More and more often I find myself unable to think of a word I want to say even though I know I used to know said word. It's really frustrating. And it's not like I'm not putting all sorts of words into my head. I read court transcripts almost daily, full of their legalese and such. I've read over 28 books since the new year. (Though granted only one of them has been nonfiction and the rest were completely brainless fiction.) So why does it feel like my intelligence is leaking out of my head like water from a sieve? I used to be smart and witty, once upon a time. There hasn't been any pregnancy or childbirth in over 3 years, so I should have been able to make up for anything the two I had caused me to lose. I'm sure my kids continually suck the life from my cerebrum, but it can't be faster than I'm putting it in, can it?
So I'm beginning Project Save My Brain. Unfortunately, I don't know where to start. That's the problem with a broken brain, it can't think up how to fix itself. Do I need to read more intellectual books? Take a class? Interact more with people with vocabularies larger than a kindergartener? Meditate? Help! I'm sending out an S.O.S. And since my blog readers are the smartest people I know (and also the only people I know) I turn to you. How do you keep your brain in shape? How many sets and reps do you do each day? I need the secret to a strong, unleaky brain!