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What are the ways to improve our memory and boost our brainpower?

There are 5 ways to improve our memory and boost our brainpower.

 

 

1.Exercise

Of course, we need to get our body moving. Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain.

 

2. Eliminate Stress

There are so many stress factors that can affect your brain.

  • Stress shrinks the brain.
  • Stress kills brain cells.
  • Stress can also cause a mental problem such as Depression & Anxiety.

Try to know the cause of your stress and find a solution to it. Let go of those things you can’t do because there is no point in worrying about things you can’t change.

 

3. Get A Good Night Sleep

Sleep helps us improve our memory. It helps our mental well-being and supports brain functions.

 

4. Eating Right

What we eat directly affects the structure and functions of our brain.

“Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain,”

                                                                -Fernando Gómez-Pinilla

 

5. Make Time For Friends And Have A Laugh

Humans are highly social animals. We’re not meant to survive, let alone thrive, in isolation. Relationships stimulate our brains, in fact, interacting with others may be the best kind of brain exercise.

 

 Laughter is the best medicine 

 

Here are 5 simple tricks to sharpen thinking and memory skills.

Repeat
One of the golden rules of learning and memory is the repeat, repeat, repeat. The brain also responds to novelty, so repeating something in a different way or at a different time will make the most of the novelty effect and allow you to build stronger memories. Examples of using repetition include:

  • Taking notes
  • Repeating a name after you hear it for the first time
  • Repeating or paraphrasing what someone says to you

Organize
A day planner or smartphone calendar can help you keep track of appointments and activities and can also serve as a journal in which you write anything that you would like to remember. Writing down and organizing information reinforces learning.

  • Try jotting down conversations, thoughts, experiences.
  • Review current and previous day’s entries at breakfast and dinner.
  • If you use a planner and not a smartphone, keep it in the same spot at home and take it with you whenever you leave.

Visualize
Learning faces and names is a particularly hard task for most people. In addition to repeating a person’s name, you can also associate the name with an image. Visualization strengthens the association you are making between the face and the name. For example:

  • Link the name Sandy with the image of a beach, and imagine Sandy on the beach.

Cue
When you are having difficulty recalling a particular word or fact, you can cue yourself by giving related details or “talking around” the word, name, or fact. Other practical ways to cue include:

  • Using alarms or a kitchen timer to remind you of tasks or appointments.
  • Placing an object associated with the task you must do in a prominent place at home. For example, if you want to order tickets to a play, leave a newspaper ad for the play near your telephone or computer.

Group
When you’re trying to remember a long list of items, it can help to group the items in sets of three to five, just as you would remember a phone number. This strategy capitalizes on an organization and building associations and helps to extend the capacity of our short-term memory by chunking information together instead of trying to remember each piece of information independently. For example:

  • If you have a list of 15 things on your grocery list, you can group the items by category, such as dairy, produce, canned goods, and frozen foods.

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