If you are one of those people who studies with your email open, your phone receiving text messages and your IMessage sending your prompts, consider turning it all off. Every ping, buzz and ding is distracting. Constantly making the brain switch tasks actually helps you lose creativity. Boost your IQ by focusing on one thing at a time. Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, tells us that answering one email mid task can reduce your IQ 10 points! In order to bring efficiency to the brain, focus, focus, focus! Rid yourself of all distraction and challenge yourself to think creatively during a task.