Blinking Your Way to a Brighter Future

First Assess

Look around the room and notice what you notice about the colors, the shapes, how bright it is. Notice any sounds that you hear, how your body feels, how your head and neck and your eyes feel. Just notice all of these things. And then we’ll start the blinking. And for this exercise great to walk around. So, as you walking around blinking your eyes, ask yourself a question.

Blink while looking around your room to speed up vision and reaction times by Chastity Cortijo on Unsplash

Blinking Can Help Speed Up Visual Processing in People with Brain Injuries

Blink your eyes as you look at what is around you in the periphery of your vision. Look straight ahead as you blink but try to see what is on the outer edge, sides of your vision or above and below you. This exercise can increase the speed with which you see and interpret the visual information you see.

See Faster, Vision Exercises for Basketball Players

Blinking in Athletes

Speed up reaction times and the speed at which you take in information by doing this blinking exercise while practicing your sport. A basketball player can blink as they are dribbling, shouting, or passing the ball back and forth. A soccer player can pass the ball while running down the field dribbling the ball and blinking. A golfer may blink while looking at the hole, then the ball , then hitting the ball.

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Kimberly Burnham

Kimberly Burnham

Writer, Poet, Ekphrastic Writer-in-Residence, Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Coach, Author of The Traveling Brain: Illuminating Peace Poetry in 5000 Languages.