Below you'll discover 14 ways to increase your IQ and improve the way in which your brain functions. Walk Around the Block. Take Deep Breaths. Keep a Journal. Explore New Things. Take Frequent Short Breaks. Improve Your Memory. Eat breakfast. Use Your Body to Help You Learn. How to Increase Your IQ. With few life hacks, you may be able to boost your IQ by one standard deviation. Challenge your brain by breaking your routines.