Authored by Sanketa Nayak in Self Improvement
Published on 11-11-2008
Got a memory like a sieve, do you? Are you finding it difficult to remember the tiniest of thing for your daily work? Envied people who remembered birthdays and anniversaries without any reminders? Always wished you had a photographic memory?
It’s not as difficult as you think it to be. No one actually had photographic memory or at least that’s what the scientists say. It’s just that some people have trained themselves to remember or visualize what they have seen more clearly. So here are a few tips to help you to improve your memory to almost photographic memory!
1. Believe in yourself and convince yourself that your memory is not all that bad. Your brain is capable of storing vast amounts of information and you can remember a whole lot of things if you make the effort. Erase negative thoughts and ideas that you have a bad memory and commit yourself to the task of improving your easy and consider it easy. In short be motivated and be positive!
2. Economize your brain use .For example most of our brain is cluttered with useless worries about where you left the car keys or your wallet. Do designate specific areas where you do keep your wallet and your keys and essentials and you don’t have to worry about them and this frees up brain space for more important information.
3. New information you wish to remember is to broken into smaller numbers for better remembrance and you can try common tricks like list building, rhyming, story telling and word association to improve your memory and recall. Stimulate your mind to develop better recall with constant work outs like learning a new language, reading faster and better, puzzles and games which make you think hard and more. Read interesting books on different subjects, learn to solve crosswords or sudoku puzzles (which are really useful to help you stimulate your mind). All these activities and make brand new connections in between neural cells, which can even reduce dementia and senility.
4. Tailor-make information retention process to the process you are best familiar with. For example, many readers are accustomed to learning in silence while others prefer music. Select the best process which will help you sharpen your memory better. Involve as many senses are as possible into your learning experience to making remembering easier.
5. Feed your brain with the right memory foods. Eat well by using a few of the herbal supplements specially designed to improve memory like gingko biloba, and phosphatidylserine. Although there is no scientific basis to these supplements they may or may not work but the psychological effect is really superb. Eat green food rich in vitamins and minerals responsible for optimum health as well as containing a large amount of antioxidants. A few vegetable which are really good for you are broccoli, spinach, blueberries, green berries, Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins like Thiamine, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Niacin and riboflavin.