The first thing to improve your memory is that you should not underestimate your memory power. Some people say that they are very bad in remembering numbers while some say that they forget names easily. Stop this thought to come into your mind. Instead you should think positive about your memory power that you have good memory and you can increase it more.
Association of anything with another thing is a very good technique. For eg,To remember the planets mercury,venus,earth,mars,jupiter,saturn,uranus,neptune and pluto planets can be remembered by saying my very easy method just speeds up naming planets. Breaking is useful in case of long series of number like to remember 23476583 you can learn easily by breaking it like this 234-76-583.Pictures can be used where you can relate anything with any image. The picture should be emotional and different. If you are learning a story then start making different pictures in your mind for different paragraphs. This will help you to remember things easily and for longer durations.
Repeat and revise what you have learnt after few days. By doing this you will learn the things by heart. Try repeating the associations and mnemonics so that you can decrease the frequency once you have learnt whatever you want
cram after properly knowing the meaning of it. Giving space between studies is important so that proper encoding can be done and information can be stored in the long-term memory.
Some people have the habit to forget where they have kept their spectacles and keys and they take it as they have very bad memory. But this is not true you should develop a habit of keeping the spectacles and the keys at one place daily. Start using a planner or organizer in your cell phone to stay organized in your life. This will help you to be punctual, planned and well organized and the fact that you have a bad memory will be out of your mind.
Breathe deep into your abdomen and slow down your breathing when you are studying something new as this will change the way your brain will work. The electrical pulses of the brain will be switched to theta waves. These waves come when the brain is in hypnologic sleep. In this phase the noises from outside affects the dreams and this phase helps in improving the memory. This is the reason that some thing that you have forgotten one day, the next day will come into your mind automatically.
The brain exercises should be done so that your brain stays active and memory power grows up. You should involve yourself daily into new learning things, puzzles etc.
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How to improve your memory power? by MITCHELL DAVIS