Whether you are currently struggling with your exam session or you just want to improve your memory, there are simple tasks that can help you with that. Think of your memory as a muscle. The more you work it, the stronger it becomes. If you often have a hard time remembering basic things, here are some tips that can help you improve your memory. Keep it smart!
Read and write
The best and simple way to improve your memory is by reading, reading, and again reading. Reading out loud is even better as it keeps you more focused. Read as many times as you need, until you feel like you won’t ever forget that text. As you read, write things down. In this way, the information will stick to your brain even better. You can use colors, highlighters, write on a piece of paper, or even on the book that you are reading. This is very helpful for people who learn visually. This is also a good exercise for creating a certain behavior in studying more productively.
Make it a smart story
If you feel like something just won’t stay in your mind, put it into a context. Create a “smart” story for that stubborn subject. In that way, you will be able to access that memory easier than ever. Another way to tell the story is by explaining it to someone else. When you are able to explain it to someone else, you can be sure you have understood it for good.
Practice, practice, practice
An old Romanian proverb says that “repetition is the key to knowledge”. So it’s no mystery that the more you practice, the better you become. If you see that you struggle with certain things, work on them until they become a piece of cake. It’s like Maths. The more problems you solve, the faster and better you’ll make them. In order to improve your memory, you can also play some games. Puzzles, chess, strategy or memory games, everything that may put your brain to work. What better way to learn than playing games?
Take care of your memory
Good memory requires good health. You won’t be able to memorize anything if you can’t focus. So take care of yourself, sleep and eat well and drink lots of water. A balanced lifestyle equals a good memory. Don’t forget to get a breath of fresh air from time to time or socialize with your friends and family. Your brain needs all the happy chemicals, such as serotonin, to function at its peak.
What is your way of staying sane and improving your learning skills at the same time? Remember, it doesn’t have to take a lot of work to be productive. You only have to know how to act in certain situations. And take smart advantages to improve your memory!