Easy Tips To Improve Your Memory

Easy Tips To Improve Your Memory

Memory loss need not have a detrimental effect on your social life. There are many different things you can do to improve your memory. My blog will provide you with many ideas to sharpen your ability to retain information.

A time-tested way to strengthen your memory is to play memory games. The game functions as exercise for your brain, just as running does for your body. You can increase your memory skills, focus and concentration by exercising your brain. Good games include things like crossword puzzles, chess and word challenges. Scrabble is a good, fun daily challenge.

A simple exercise to cement things in your memory is to write them down. This creates blood flow to the brain areas responsible for memories, and exercises those memories. If you regularly write in diary or fill out a daily planner, you will find that it is easier to remember things more clearly.

Take a 15 minute break every hour or so to relax and clear your mind. This break can help your brain absorb information more efficiently.

If you want to increase your memory skills and be able to retain information longer, try using mnemonic devices. Mnemonic devices are similar to how writers use shorthand when writing. You “tag” the thing you want to remember with a helpful image or word that will prompt your memory.

If there is a lot of information that you have to learn and remember, it is helpful to study the information at several different locations. This prevents you from associating the information with one particular setting, which helps to instill it more deeply within you. When you study the information in a variety of places, it is more likely to be stored in your long-term memory.

You can help improve your memory by consciously paying attention and not passively listening. While you may believe you’re focused, your mind is actually wandering and not catching what is being presented. Try your best to focus and clear your mind so you can focus on the things that are being shown and said. Focus on the subject in order to solidify your memory.

To make your memory better, stop thinking about negative and unpleasant things. Many studies show that extra stress on your mind and body can lead to short-term memory loss and forgetfulness. Your doctor may be able to recommend relaxation techniques to improve your stress levels and outlook.

Even though your brain is not a physical muscle, it does need regular workouts to keep it sharp. Research has shown that puzzles can help to prevent senility.

A good way to have a good memory to recall information is to picture the things you want to remember and then recall them. When studying for a class, for instance, pay special attention to the charts and graphs in the textbook. Also look at the photographs. Drawing your own versions of charts and graphs can also help you to memorize.

Memory loss is a vary tragic condition of an aging mind. There are prescription medicines that can slow, but not halt, memory loss, particularly in patients with dementia.

If you have received information from another individual, and it is difficult for you to recall it, attempt to restructure it in words that you create and are familiar to you. Not understanding the information makes it hard to memorize information.

Stress can interfere with your memory and make you more forgetful. Whether you are learning something new or are attempting to recall where you have put something, relax. Stay relaxed and don’t get too angry with yourself. A relaxed mind is better able to recall things.

Adding fish oil to your diet can boost your memory. There is evidence to suggest that the omega-3 fatty acids that are naturally abundant in fish oil can boost memory. Before you decide to add this supplement to your diet, you should contact your doctor to discuss how much of it you need.

A strategy to use that improves your memory for names is to quickly draw a mental association between your new acquaintance and someone you already know who has the same name. Or, you can associate them with someone famous. By connecting the new face with a familiar name, you should be able to recall the new individual’s name.

Mnemonic devices can help you remember important information. This technique calls for linking the new information with something you already know well. Mnemonic devices are fun, and they often use jokes, rhymes or songs to help improve your memory and take frustration out of the studying process.

Pay attention in order to get a better memory. When meeting a new person, ask questions that could help you remember them later, such as how their name is spelled or what the origination of the name is. Ask her if it is Catherine with a C or a K? Make a comment or compliment about their name to further prime your memory with this fact. Try using it a few times during the conversation to really make a difference, and you will be sure to remember it later.

Staying active will help your memory. A healthy body means a healthy mind, and a healthy mind can learn and remember information more easily. It is important that your brain get enough oxygen, and exercise is the best means of assuring this. Adequate oxygen flow will reduce the risk of deterioration of brain functions. Exercise activates brain chemicals, which help protect your brain’s cells.

This is simply a part of the process of living. Instead of being overwhelmed, do research, and utilize the advice you find, especially the advice given above in my blog. By doing this, you should have the ability to live more comfortably with memory loss.

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My accident happened on February 5th, 2012 after my bartending shift at the Blue Martini in Orlando, FL late one night. I was driving on my way to a friend’s house in Tampa, FL who I was temporarily staying with at the time. I was told that my car veered off the interstate and flipped five times, my body was found 50 feet from it. I’ve tried very hard to discover how my body made it that distance from the car, and who found me, but I still don’t know. The accident report didn’t say much. I received a phone call from a sergeant eventually who told me I was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center unconscious when my trach and feeding tube were implanted, but they didn’t expect me to make it. I was in a coma for five to six weeks after my car accident. I woke up with a traumatic brain injury, liver laceration, lung confusion, subluxation to my neck, amnesia, epilepsy, a fractured lumbar spine, and a fractured pelvis with pins implanted. The pins were removed a few months later. Talk about a painful surgery. Healing is an ongoing process, but for me there are some specific things that have helped along the way: Keeping track of everything to care for my daily hygiene. Listing these things with a dry erase marker on my bathroom mirror used to help. Recognizing what I’m not supposed to say. Deciding what TO SAY, what NOT TO SAY, and WHEN to say WHAT. Isn’t easy to do and I still haven’t mastered it. There are things I’m supposed to talk only to certain people about, and some things I should keep to myself. When I’m being upfront and honest with someone, I can’t assume whatever I’m saying or doing is right, just because in my head, being truthful is “the way I’m supposed to be”. Believe it or not, oddly enough, that isn’t always the case! Learning how to RECOGNIZE which is which is vital. Don’t believe what everyone says. Do your own research. Discover your own truth. Know who I can talk to with the confidence that I'll be given honest feedback from them. What prescriptions must I take daily, how many times a day, how many pills in each dosage, and how to stay on a schedule with my doctors so I don’t run out of my medications. How to keep myself on track. I try and find simple ways to include all things I need to do, my appointments, yoga classes, homework, social life, fitness, etc. Figuring out the most effective ways that can progressively help manage my pain. A therapist is a must have. Someone I can tell everything to and have it kept confidential. I must constantly fight hard to make each of my days better. That’s the way it is. Accept it, don’t give up, and keep going. YouTube and the Word synonym tool are necessities I can’t live without. Keep the alcohol to a MINIMUM. If any, but not drinking AT ALL is the best-case scenario-by a long shot. I’ve been working on how to stop talking out loud as much while being overwhelmingly passionate about things. For me, moving forward is about resilience. Why? I’ve learned that being resilient to words people say about, to, and against me have subconsciously built up an ulterior strength within me. This strength is like a shield that gives me the power to just keep going. To be resilient means to keep moving forward despite having the odds stacked against me. Just to keep it moving and continue giving my all every single day, gripping onto the hope it’ll all make perfect sense at some point. How the next day and the day after that aren’t going to feel the same. Resilience has aided me in finding somewhere I can fit in, and enjoy what I’m doing. Also, being resilient in my situation has created the ability for me to have a positive impact on others. I'm not depressed anymore. I’m quite happy with myself at this point. Now don’t get me wrong, I still have a long list of goals I’m going to achieve, or die trying. Haha, that’s the fight in me talking out loud. Resilience has abetted me in accepting the new Christy you could say. Vinyasa yoga has helped improve my pain and flexibility a lot. I’m sure my sanity too. I haven’t tried much meditation yet, but I plan to, although I tried a breathing exercise on Kevin’s Instagram last night and loved it! I want to get good at it. I don’t know why, but when I start feeling fatigued or when I just want to write my mind on paper, sitting by the ocean really helps calm me. I think I’m a bit hyperactive, but I’ve noticed when I wake up and go straight to the gym, get on the treadmill at 3.4 speed and just go for an hour. It really helps motivate me about my day and somehow makes it easier for me to fall asleep when I hop into bed. I also take part in Vinyasa yoga, instructed by Di, only 2 times a week hosted at Suncoast Fitness in St. Petersburg, FL. It has helped build my strength, improve my flexibility, and ease my thoughts to a noticeable degree. As I move forward in this journey and look to the future, I’m planning on one day starting a YouTube channel and raising money to develop an app for TBI survivors. Like a life coach in a sense, and hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to teach survivors how to use it, or make it very simple and self-explanatory. It would also be nice to make hospitals aware of the app one day so they'll be able to reference it and help others who have been affected by brain injury. Lots of love, Christy Toledo Donate To My GoFundMe Project! https://www.gofundme.com/giving-her-all #SharingIsCaring

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