Do you envy people who have photographic memory? They only have to spend a few seconds on a page and the content is like imprinted on their heads. Now that’s something we can all use. There are some some things you can do to improve your memory. Try these.
Be more observant. Some people who claim to have a bad memory don’t really have memory problems. They just don’t take time to notice the details. If you pay more attention to the specifics, you’re sure to have a more vivid memory of events. A little exercise that you could do is to practice memorizing lists. It can be the ingredients printed on your cereal box in the morning or the list of specs of the gadgets you’re browsing over the net.
Do more mental activities such as puzzles, word games, and learn a new language. These activities will enhance your brain functions and will definitely help you improve your memory.
Avoid stress. When you’re exhausted, you tend to have a weaker focus. Find ways to destress, so your brain will be refreshed and ready to take on new information.
Have a strategy in recalling things. Some people read aloud when studying. Some poeple write notes during lecture some people record lectures. These are mnemonic devices people use to remember things more clearly. What’s yours?
Get enough sleeping hours. Lack of sleep affects the brain functions. You need at least seven hours of sleep every night. Give your brain cells a chance to repair the damage done by a day’s work and even more if you drink coffee or alcohol a lot. Eat lots of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Aside from being healthy, these foods help you enhance your memory.