Life Skills

If you’re not gifted with a supersonic memory, don’t fret, most of us aren’t! There are however a few tricks that you can try to train your brain to remember things more easily.

Davitt have put together a few handy tips for giving your memory a bit of a boost.

What have studies found about memory?

  • Most of our memory consolidation occurs when we’re asleep and it is one of the most important elements of having a good memory.
  • Exercising for as little as 20 minutes a day can give your memory a boost.
  • Research has found that adding blueberries to your diet can improve performance on spatial working memory tasks.
  • Taking a caffeine pill after a learning task can help to retain information.
  • Two weeks of meditation can improve working memory abilities.

Memory hacks

  • Take a walk through a familiar place and associate objects with things you need to remember to do. This can help you to remember long sequences.
  • You can also retain information better if you listen to it rather than read it. So recording voice memos could be more effective than written notes.
  • If you’re worried about remembering passwords, create a base password and then create a system for changing it between different accounts. E.g. using the first 3 letters of the website name.

Memory improvement exercises

  • Complete a crossword puzzle.
  • Memorise phone numbers of your nearest and dearest.
  • Memorise the words to your favourite song.

Learn more below.


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