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3 Tips To Improve Your Memory Power

You’ve met them.  You probably even have a few in your family that you see at barbecues every summer.  It’s the 65 year old uncle that has the memory of an elephant and can recall small details from events in the 1950’s.  Perhaps you have a relative that can quote specific dates from their childhood, or even experiences they had overseas in another “life.”  If you are like me, you wish that you had a magic formula to improve your memory power to have the same abilities as these impressive individuals.  Well, I’m here to tell you that with the tips I’m going to give you in this article, you’ll have the information to improve your memory, and you can get started right away!

Tip #1:  Reduce Stress

Stress is one of the greatest enemies of the mind, and increasingly more common, the health of the entire body.  Stress can cause heart attacks, strokes, and the long-term degradation of one’s health.  Specifically, it kills your brain’s cells, and has a negative effect on the hippocampus, the part of the brain that is responsible for recording and storing long and short-term memories.  Some of the best improve your memory information I ever received was to get ahold of stress, and eliminate as much of it as you can.  There are many ways to do this, but one of the techniques I’ve found to be most effective is meditation.  Meditation is effective in calming your nerves, finding your inner quiet and peace, and producing a deep state of relaxation.  It’s easy to learn some basic techniques, and these will go a long way in helping reduce your overall stress levels, thereby improving the power of your mind.

Tip #2: Exercise Your Brain

If you were planning on running a marathon next summer, would you train your body to increase its performance and improve your chances for success?  Of course you would!  You’d specifically train your body to target the muscles and organs necessary for successfully completing a 26 mile run.  Well, your brain is no different than the rest of your body.  If you require increased performance and reliability from your brain, you have to continually use it and train it in ways that you don’t normally use it.  Try things like brushing your teeth or writing with your non-dominant hand.  Learn a foreign language or a musical instrument.  Read about or study a new area of interest that you have little knowledge of.  All of these things will require your brain to create new neural pathways, which will improve memory power and overall brain performance.

Tip #3: Listen and Actively Engage

How many times have you met someone at a party, a business setting, or any other situation, and five minutes later you can’t remember the person’s name that you just met?  It happens to all of us, and can be embarrassing, but it is an easy faux pas to avoid if you know how to do it.  Any time you are performing a task, speaking to someone, meeting someone for the first time, etc., make it a point to block out all other distractions and pay attention.  We humans make so many errors, and fail to remember a lot of important information because of the failure of this basic skill.  Try to pay close attention to detail in all aspects of your life and you will see that it becomes second nature, and pretty soon you won’t even have to try.  When you are meeting that new person, engage him and repeat his name back while you are being introduced.  This will help reinforce the name into your brain for future recall.  Be more engaged in all of your conversations and make an effort to listen more attentively and you’ll be amazed at how much you’ll be able to remember later.

By putting this information to improve your memory into use, you will soon see that your brain is sharper, and you will be recalling important information more quickly and accurately than before.  This improvement in memory power might not put you in the league of your 65 year old uncle, but the rest of your family, friends, and colleagues will think that you are one of the sharpest people they know!

 

Timothy Romano is the author of Secrets to Improve Memory, a complete memory improvement course from basic, to advanced techniques.  For further reading, and the opportunity to sign up for his free e-mail mini-course, full of helpful information to improve your memory Secrets To Improve Memory.

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  • http://twitter.com/NaveenCKulkarni Naveen Kulkarni

    Hi Timothy,
    Excellent point there.
    Actively listening to the conversation and being present at the moment plays a vital role in enhancing our memory capabilities. I also would like to add another point of “revising” what you heard/understood recently to check it actually saved in our brain’s hard disk :-)

    Overall , I enjoyed your points.
    Naveen

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  • http://www.clintcora.com Clint Cora

    I didn’t know about the connection between memory and stress – that’s interesting – thanks!  #3 about listening and actively engaging is SO important for social and business interactions.  I’ve been guilty of forgetting names right away too.  This is an area that I’m definitely working to improve and one way is to repeat the person’s name during conversation.

  • http://www.clintcora.com Clint Cora

    I didn’t know about the connection between memory and stress – that’s interesting – thanks!  #3 about listening and actively engaging is SO important for social and business interactions.  I’ve been guilty of forgetting names right away too.  This is an area that I’m definitely working to improve and one way is to repeat the person’s name during conversation.

  • http://www.colon-liver-cleanse.com/ Sean

    Good call on being an active listener. If you’re paying half attention to someone your short-term memory will erase the information pretty quickly, especially when it comes to remembering names! Haha I need to work on this as well, thanks!

  • Sathiyah

    For remembering a fact for long term, all u have to do is REPETITION. For instance, in subjects like biology and organic chemistry, u have dozens of facts and processes to memorize. Therefore, try to repeat what u have studied for about 30 times without referring to your notes. It really works! :)   

  • http://thebooksthatchangedmylife.com Marc Van Der Linden

    Great points and easy to remember :-)

    Active listening and repeating the person’s name is very helpful for short time memory. But for me that is only a start. Repeating the new  information is essential for my long time memory. 

  • http://thebooksthatchangedmylife.com Marc Van Der Linden

    Great points and easy to remember :-)

    Active listening and repeating the person’s name is very helpful for short time memory. But for me that is only a start. Repeating the new  information is essential for my long time memory. 

  • Opsoftware

    one thing i really want to share people who want to improve their memory… that u try to remember the whole day before going to sleep. in the very begining u will feel some problem in correlating the incidents properly but later after some practice you will feel the power of this experiment.

    i am very sure you will get two benefit from this….one it will improve your memory and second you will be able to plan for tomorrow in better manner..

    remember one thing ..you have been gifted a human life, and nothing is impossible for a human being.

    • NAVAL

      thamks for your heartly tip !!!!!!!
      God bless !
      NAVAL

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  • kashyap

    adding one more point Meditation. that gives inner peace, balance & harmony in life. you can feel complete even without having much materialistic gain if you are regularly doing meditation. through meditation our inner beauty, intelligence shines  out. We can live life in effortless way.  Meditation is sure shot way to improve memory.http://24x7meditation.blogspot.com/ 

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  • murali krishna

    By birth onwards i am feeling stress for simple things and iwas habituated to day dreams (i:e for example if i am watching a cricket ,i myself feel like a player and autoamtically go a side and shaking my hands and obiousely go in subconcious mind, and it will continue till some one could intrupt me) due to this problem ,practically i have not achieved any thing only dreams.

    Now i am 30+ and do not how to avoid this how could i became intilegent ,my memory kinfly suggest

    Awating for your valauble reply

    Regards
    Munna  

    • Sunil Thakuri

      u should better visit a good psychiatrist

    • ria

      everything can be done with self control so better if u do it again be alert and stop it try ur best

  • logu

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/772PAHRILG62V44UCIP3L476UA Baby

    Life is nothing without Brain.So Its a major part of our body to live a successful life .we should try some vedio games which stimulates the memory level at high level and some various activities as you have already wrote.

  • Dhana96

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    • Sunil Thakuri

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  • Realwaqas

    great advice friend

  • Papusrini

    this is simply good .i will try

  • Mohankumar

    Thank you my friend. I am really thankful to you to give a good idea to bring back my memory power

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  • Hassan89idp

    am so frustrated with my memory that sometimes i think to quit the study.its very difficult study with this type of useless brain and memory.
     

    • Sunil Thakuri

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  • Sunil Thakuri

    i was really frustrated with the short time memory loss.and i didn’t know what to do.But after i get frustrated i used to drink plenty of water and it realy work for me. So guys do as i say

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