We have often heard that many people face loss of memory or are very forgetful in their daily activities. Memory loss could be due to various reasons. We go around asking people and surfing to find better ways to improve memory. What exactly is memory? Memory is basically the ability to store, retain, and retrieve information. Various studies have been conducted to understand the retrieving power of human brain.
Basically I am a person with not much a good memory for certain things and I really adore people who have great memory power. I have noticed that some people are good in memorizing numbers, while some others are good at memorizing events. Some people even have the ability to memorize the exact time, situation and the surroundings of a particular happening ! Good memory power results in good mind power and when both these go hand in hand, it helps an individual to stay focused and thus increases the efficiency of a person both professionally and personally.
There are many methodologies that one could follow. It depends on one`s convenience and choice and interest that you get from doing such exercises and other simple procedures. A few simple procedures and exercises I shall share with you for attaining good memory within a short period of time.
There is no other better medicine that motivation. Keep motivating yourself. The positive vibes around you makes you feel better and when you keep motivating yourself, you start to thing better and the “CAN DO” attitude falls in you. Rather than thinking or saying to yourself that you cannot focus on numbers or that you are forgetful, keep saying that you have a great memory and you could see the difference for yourself. Listen to motivational talks and keep the positive energy in and around you always. It could work wonders.
Your brain has great powers of imagination and visualising things. When reading a book or listening to anything, visualise them. Pictures leaves back greater effects than words. When you visualise, you tend to see things in your way and in this way it stays in your memory for longer periods, rather than just reading and letting it to fade away over a period of time. This method is especially helpful in children, as it helps them in memorising contents related to the topic they have studied for longer periods.
Being stressful is in no way going to get you any achievements. Inturn it has only negative impacts both physically and mentally. Stress cannot be avoided, but could be reduced and tackled effectively by how to take things in life. Practice yoga or any deep breathing exercise, when in a critical situation, rather than stressing yourself, try breathing deep and this helps you to think better for a better solutions.
Make better pictures in mind
We have seen that most of the time, when we meet new people, we tend to forget their names and sometimes even fail to remember their faces. One good exercise to improve your observation is take an unfamiliar photograph and try observe for a few seconds. Then turn over the photograph and try recalling the picture and describe the photograph. When done repeatedly, it improves your observation skills. Always chose different photographs each time. With regular practice you would find yourself being able to remember fine details more effectively than before, even with shorter glimpses.
Sleep does play a major role in memorising things. When your brain cells are tired, you cannot recall anything that you really wish for. A good nights sleep is the key to active brain cells. According to a study at the Harvard Medical School, a good nights sleep of about seven to eight hours helps in improving your short term memory and long term relational memory.
Appreciation works and brings in a positive vibe. Write a letter or send an email to someone whom you know, letting them know how much appreciate them or thank them for something they have done for you. This would help in building good relationships and the giving and taking compliments boost you and boosts your brain cells which helps you to remember things more.
All of us are different and hence each one of us have their own ways of remembering things. Tailor a information according to your style. For example, the same information is absorbed by different individuals in different ways. Some may find reading a way of analysing and understand the matter, while some others find an audio hearing of the same matter more grasping, while a third set of people may find interacting the information in some means for better understanding. Therefore choose your way of understanding and this helps in more lingering impressions in your mind.
Focus the basics
Sometimes the information that we need to understand may be a bit too elaborated and this may leave us confused. To get a better understanding, focus on the basics of the information and then build your way from there. In this way you tend to remember better than trying to take it the original way.
There is no particular age for learning anything. What happens usually is that, after schooling, we tend to develop a slow pace in learning things, understanding that it was during school days that we need to learn the most. Well learning is a never ending process and the more you learn, the more equipped you are. Keep your brain active and feed it with more information’s. The more you activate your little brain cells, the better they stay.
By implementing these simple steps, one could help to improve their remembering ability many folds and this could be developed for a lifetime through proper implementations. Having a good memory is a greatest gift. Nurture your brain cells in the right manner with proper exercising, pampering, resting and you could experience the difference for yourself.
Go ahead and improve the power of your brain. It is really fantastic………