Everyone can take steps to improve their memory and with practice, you can increase the skill of learning and ability to memorize a lot of information.
Whether you are taking a history test, in a memory challenge, or simply want to remember where you put your wallet, these steps can help you enhance your memory skill.
1. Encourage Yourself Regularly. You have to convince yourself that you have good memory. It can be improved by motivation, and through time you will definitely make healthy progress.
2. Keep Your Brain Active. By challenging your brain with problem solving activities, puzzles and games you can keep your brain active and improve its faculty of reason and memory.
3. Exercise Daily. Regular physical and aerobic exercise improves blood circulation and efficiency of body and competence of your brain. It is develops power of resistance against the memory loss.
4. Reduce Stress. Constant stress disturbs the ability of learning and recollecting. Always make an effort to regularly practice yoga or stretching to relax and make you fresh mentally.
5. Eat Healthy and Eat Healthy. A healthy diet, full of nutrients contributes to a healthy brain. Foods like spinach, broccoli, blueberries, and berries are very useful to promote healthy brain functioning. Increase nutrients like Vitamin E, Vitamin B-6 and Thiamine are very important in daily food. Try to eat 5 or 6 time through out the day instead of 3 times throughout the day, it may improve your memory as it balance your blood sugar, which is very important for brain to work efficiently.
6. Repeat All Those Things Regularly You Need to Learn. When you want to remember something, repeat it, either aloud or silently. Try writing it down and think about it. Remember, “The more times you hear, see, or think about something, the more surely you’ll remember it.”
7. Organize Things in Group You Need to Remember. To make things easy to memorize, try to categorize things in the form of lists. It will help you to remember things among other things. On the other hand, unorganized things are very difficult to remember.
8. Organize Your Life. Keep frequently used item like eyeglasses, keys and wallet in the same place daily. Write addresses in your address book and keep phone numbers in your cell phone. Use an electronic organizer to remember your daily schedule and appointments. Be attentive, alert and try to understand the material first before trying to memorize anything. Repeat and review what you have memorized as many times as you can. Apply your learning in discussions and practice it regularly.
9. Sleep Well! A Harvard research study shows that people who sleep well tend to remember their things well. Because sleeping well affect the brain’s ability to recall recently learned information in very positive way. A minimum sleep of 7 hours a night may improve your memory and learning ability.
10. Engage Your Auditory and Visual Senses. Creative writing with pictures, charts, drawings and music support your memory and learning skill very much.