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.
- 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.
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