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Tips To Keep Memory In Tiptop Condition (Part 2 of 2)

Keep memory in tiptop condition. Read the first article in case you miss it out:

Tips To Keep Memory In Tiptop Condition (Part 1 of 2)

 

Continuation:

 

Don’t deprive yourself with enough rest and sleep

Having enough sleep does not condone laziness; oversleeping does. So don’t feel guilty resting or sleeping as long as it is not overdone. You need it badly to keep you revitalized from the tiresome demand of work.

Take time to relax

Breathe deeply if you must. Keep your thoughts organized before acting on them. Keep away from stress and anxiety. It may be impossible to completely eliminate stress since it is part of our challenging generation, but try to keep it down as much as possible.

Stress may bring your memory into its inefficient level. Avoid the habit of saying to yourself that you might forget things, because you’re more likely to if you do. This just builds your anxiety level up to its panic mode.

Stay positive, creative, and energetic

Your memory needs to be within a circle of various things. Things that come in various shapes, sizes, and colors can motivate your creativity. This is a positive way of discovering your surroundings in all its variations and diversities.

Avoid being enclosed within the four walls of your room just like you’re a prisoner. The only time is when you have to rest or sleep. Don’t be a couch potato. There’s a very exciting world out there waiting to improve your memory.

The very best way to improve your memory is between infancy and adolescent

As we grow old, memory starts to fail. But a strong memory that we can develop during the prime years of our lives will definitely enhance us to be good thinkers.

It is very doable by continuously exercising our memory through reading and other cognitive activities like the habit of solving crossword puzzles. The more you do these, the better memory retention can develop.

Other factors of poor memory retention

As far as health is concerned, high blood pressure can lead to stroke and heart ailments. It also results to poor memory retention. Memory function declines when blood pressure is high.

Researchers have observed that people with normal blood pressure, especially at midlife, have a higher cognitive function. Concentration, decision-making, and remembering functions falter as a result of high blood pressure.

What is healthy for the body is likewise healthy for the memory.

 

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Tips To Keep Memory In Tiptop Condition (Part 1 of 2)

Good memory is beneficial

A vital part in brain’s function

Keeping the memory in good condition is a vital part of the brain’s function. Every now and then, our actions greatly depend on a lot of information we retrieve from our memory bank.

Such information can either be short term or long term. Short term can be a specific tasks we have to do. While long-term memory can be the ability to drive a car or repeat instructions from a book. Long term may come spontaneously without too much effort when the need arises. Short-term memory requires recalling information from the accumulation of things stored in our memory.

This is why you need to keep your memory in great shape to achieve efficiency in your daily endeavors

Keep your attention focus on the information you need to store in your memory bank

Even with distractions around you, stay focused on the subject. The more concentrated you are on the information, the better the chances of retaining it in your memory.

Utilize the most ideal sense or senses when gathering the information

This what we call acuity in sensing our environment. Be aware of the color or details of a picture, or the particular sound or smell of the thing involved. All our bodily senses are attune to collect information depending on the circumstance at hand.

Our sense of vision may be the most used in gathering information. Then our senses of hearing, smell, taste, and touch are equally important and helpful in remembering things, situations, and information about something or someone.

Write down the information

It works best when you’re not sure that the information you are about to remember will retain by your brain. It proves effective especially in gathering very long and tedious information like lecture notes or a personal interview.

Just be sure you don’t forget that you have a note at hand; and of course, don’t misplace the note.

Maintain a balance diet

A well-proportioned diet will result to a conditioned memory. Oily and sweet foods may cloud the memory. If you cannot completely eliminate a bad diet, gradually cut down your intake of these memory-inhibiting foods.

Doing it gradually cushions the effect of withdrawal symptoms and you’ll get adjusted to the new lifestyle you are creating. This is not only beneficial to the memory, but we can say you’re on your way to a healthy life.

Drinking lots of water brings lots of advantages to your overall health, and memory is not an exception.

 

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Tips To Keep Memory In Tiptop Condition (Part 2 of 2)

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Emotions

Emotion is no longer a dirty word

When I tell some people that we perceive and communicate emotionally and then give logical reasons for it, they are quick to deny it. However, salespeople know this to be true. Emotion is no longer a dirty word.

They learn that people buy for emotional reasons and then rationalize the purchase. Showing someone why he or she needs the item or service will not get you as far as showing him or her why he or she wants it.

The same semantics’ happen with perceptions and communication. When we look at the physiology of perceptions, we learn that our clearest memories are ones that have an emotional context to it.

The is a reason. Anything that is highly emotional will come through the amygdala in our brain. Whether it is from fear or love, anxiety or excitement.

Other sensory information will come directly from the brain stem to the hippocampus. And a more select version will come from the cortex.

So whether it was a happy memory (weddings, special vacation, birth of a child), or a sad memory (death, injury), we hold clear details of what we were doing at the time.

Many people fight hearing this because “emotional” was considered a dirty word for a long time. This group still relates to the old meaning. To them it is about being out of control, or even weak and unstable.

Emotion, the new definition

Most people are coming around and seeing it in a new light and as a word that can help them. Those who follow Meta or Quantum physics understand the importance of this word.

How it is part of the secret, which many successful people are using to acquire what they want in life.

We are taught that clear thought and communication with ourselves, combined with feeling or strong emotional desire, is the path to achieving our dreams and desires.

That everything starts with a thought and then the feeling or the emotion brings it into fruition. It is the half of the equation that many people are missing due to their dislike of the word.

But what if you looked at emotion in a new light? What if you saw it as your strength? And what if you saw it as a tool for all you wish to achieve?

 

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Mnemonics – Improve Memory

This article will review the use and potential of using mnemonics tactics. This will increase and improve memory capabilities and better memory in general.

Studies show that mnemonics have three fundamental principles. Underlying the use of mnemonics are imagination, association and location. By using mnemonics there is a good chance of improving your memory.

These three principals, association, imagination and location can work together. You can use these principles to generate powerful mnemonic systems.

Working together, the principals of association, imagination and location can use to generate powerful mnemonic systems. Hopefully once you have absorbed and applied these techniques you will understand how to design and apply these principles to your own field to design your own powerful, sophisticated recall systems. Lets start by a short review of the principals involved.

Association

Association is the method by which you link a thing to remember to a method of remembering it. Although association techniques are different and use the same principals, you shall try and use what you know works best for you. I suggest that you implant your own associations rather than adopting a foreign system.

You can you association by doing these following things

  1. Tying or linking a thing to place on top of the associated object
  2. Penetrating into each other, Merging together, Wrapping around each other
  3. Rotating around each other or dancing together
  4. Attach yourself to the same color, smell, shape, or feeling

Imagination

Imagination in memory is use to create the links and associations needed to create effective memory techniques. It is the way in which you use your mind to create the links. Links that have the most meaning for you. There is a natural difference between people since images that created will have less power and impact on you.

They reflect the way in which we think. The stronger you imagine and visualize a situation, the more effective it will stick in your mind for later recall. Mnemonic imagination can be as violent, vivid, or sensual as you like, as long as it helps you to remember what needs to be remembered.

Location

The third principal and the last one is location. Location provides you with two things. First, a coherent context, this means that you have a context into which information can be placed so that it hangs together. As well as a way of separating one mnemonic from another. For example, by setting one mnemonic in one bus seat, I can separate it from a similar mnemonic located in the back of the same bus.

Location spices up your memory and provides context and texture to your mnemonics.  It protects and prevents them from being confused with similar mnemonics. Setting one mnemonic with visualizations in the stadium in Milan, Italy and another similar mnemonic with images of a stadium in London, England allows us to separate them with no danger of confusion.

 

Using the three fundamentals of Association, Imagination and Location you can design images that strongly link things. The links between themselves and other things, in a context that allows you to recall those images in a way that does not conflict with other images and associations.