Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Basics On How To Maintain A Healthy Memory!

A failing memory can cause you to feel confused and powerless. But, this is not a condition you need to accept as permanent and irreversible. There are several techniques that can be used to help you improve your memory. My blog contains some helpful information that will get you started.

Improve your memory by challenging your brain through a fun and interactive game. The game functions as exercise for your brain, just as running does for your body. Regular brain stimulation helps it improve on essential skills like concentration and memory. Word searches and puzzles are games that are effective at stimulating your brain.

Properly employed, mnemonics can be of tremendous aid in improving your memory. Try mnemonic devices when you are trying to remember things, this works the same as shorthand. This method is association based and relies on memory triggers.

Pay attention! This is one easy way you can improve your memory. You may think you're focusing your attention, but you mind may actually be wandering instead of focusing efficiently. It is important to clear your thoughts and concentrate on what is going on around you. Consciously think about the information and this can solidify your memory.

Invest in some sticky pads if you are forgetful! Place them in conspicuous locations that you frequent, such as on your computer monitor or near your cell phone. Using these notes will help you remember important information.

Much like your muscles, your brain requires regular workouts to remain strong and sharp. It has been proven in studies that playing puzzles will help fight off senility.

If you want to exercise your brain, try playing certain kinds of memory games. Once you look at what is available, you are sure to find something you really enjoy doing and strengthens your memory at the same time. Along with memory, these games may better your attention and concentration. There are several games you can find on the Internet that do not cost any money to play.

Being socially active is good for your memory. Remaining socially active will keep your spirits up, and help you stay alert. When you spend a lot of time alone, or are depressed, the brain stagnates and doesn't form connections, which are vital to learning and memory. You can keep your memory in better shape by having conversations with friends.

If you must remember something, try to associate it with a funny song, mental image, or phrase. Utilizing humor is a great way to retain information and improve memory.

Identify the idea or image that you wish to learn, then tie it to a similar concept that you are more familiar with. Tying this new information with something already learned forms a connection between the new and old ideas. This gives you a much better chance of recalling it later. You will likely be able to do so in much less time than it would take otherwise.

Teaching other people is a fantastic way for improving your memory. As an example, if the details about teaching one of your grandchildren how to swim are becoming fuzzy, it helps to tell as many people as you can about the event. That will reinforce it in your mind, and make it harder to forget.

Do not cram. If your goal is to store information in memory, you should schedule multiple sessions to study. It is not very effective to try to absorb a lot of information in one short session. Your brain cells can be overtaxed and reject the information, just when you need it. Schedule study sessions for yourself often so that you can train your brain on a regular basis.

Even if you're not currently in college or school, take time to learn some new things. If you fail to acquire new types of knowledge, the portion of your brain that governs memory may begin to atrophy. If that portion of your brain has not been exercised regularly, it will be difficult to remember things.

Do not be discouraged by your poor memory. The advice offered in my blog may be helpful, if applied to your life. Have patience, and with a little persistence, you will see results. Work hard, and remain positive in order to garner positive results.

Lots of love,
Christy Toledo
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  1. Awesome article! Keep it up!

    Best Wishes,
    Joseph Montes

  2. Great post, you seem to be getting more comfortable conveying your ideas in your blog posts. Keep up the good work and always look for ways to constantly grow!

    In addition to sticky notes, there a lot of note-taking apps for your phone or computer, like Evernote, that you can use to help you remember things.

  3. Thanks Joseph! Glad you enjoyed it.


  4. Thank you Spiros.

    Oh and yes, I do agree, Evernote is a good app to use for reminders. I've tried applying it to my schedule before, but to be honest it just didn't tailor what I really needed. Do you use it?