Is it possible to improve your memory?
There are plenty of things that you can do to help improve your memory. These research-proven strategies can effectively improve memory, enhance recall, and increase retention of information.
Focus Your Attention
Attention is one of the major components of memory
short-term memory into your long-term memory
Set aside a short period of time to be alone.
Don’t skip the physical exercise
Aerobic exercise is particularly good for the brain, so choose activities that keep your blood pumping.
In general, anything that is good for your heart is great for your brain.
Make time for friends
Keep stress in check
Stress is one of the brain’s worst enemies. Over time, chronic stress destroys brain cells and damages the
hippocampus, the region of the brain involved in the formation of new memories and the retrieval of old ones.
Studies have also linked stress to memory loss.
Tips for managing stress
Set realistic expectations (and be willing to say no!)
Take breaks throughout the day
Express your feelings instead of bottling them up
Set a healthy balance between work and leisure time
Focus on one task at a time, rather than trying to multi-task