Do you often have trouble concentrating or do you feel like other people have a better memory than you? Or maybe you forget about various small things? Do not worry. It is worth taking into account that sometimes stress and worries can impair intelligence. Even poor nutrition sometimes causes such diseases.
Think of your brain as a muscle. A muscle that can be exercised and developed. There is always a way to improve your memory and we will tell you exactly how to do it.
1. Healthy diet
A proper diet is very important for a good memory, so it is good to add the following fruits, vegetables, and other important foods to your meals:
- Salmon and trout
- Brewer’s yeast
- Flax seeds
- Germs of wheat
- Citrus fruits
2. Try not to do routine actions
Routine actions are a dangerous enemy of your memory. If you do the same thing every day and perform the same processes week after week, the brain stops receiving stimuli and motivation. Such monotony leads to the fact that information processing slows down and learning new facts and information becomes more difficult.
What is the solution? Try to do something new every day. Of course, we all have certain responsibilities and routine tasks to perform. However, it is worth taking a break for at least two hours every day.
3. Daily mental exercises
Try memory games:
- Count the steps to the office or gym.
- When you see a license plate, try to remember it and repeat it two hours later.
- Remember the phone numbers of your friends and relatives.
- Learn a poem or song and try to remember it the next day.
4. Focus on what you are doing
Sometimes we do everything completely automatically. We wake up, comb our hair, have breakfast, and go about business.
You just need to focus on what you are doing and be aware of the here and now, and you will see how little by little your memory will start to improve.
5. If you want to remember something, visualize
Imagine you want to remember where you left your keys so you can easily find them when you need them. How to do it? Go through your mind as you put them on the table by the door. Or, for example, if you want to remember your colleague’s birthday, then you need to imagine a piece of the calendar with this date.
6. Create associations
It’s very simple, almost like a game. Memory mainly works thanks to associations. Want an example? Of course, this has already happened to you: you smell a certain smell and immediately memory of a certain period in your life pops up in your head, or you hear a song and in a moment a word, feeling or image comes to mind.
7. Organize information
Memory will work much more efficiently if you organize the information you need to remember. Here is the situation: you went to the supermarket and forgot the grocery list. This happened to everyone. How to do this?
First, imagine your kitchen and each cabinet in it to quickly recall products that may be missing: dairy products, fruits, legumes, cleaning products, and household chemicals…
8. Regulate stress and negative emotions
From today, take note of the following:
- Memory is like a muscle that can be developed with mental exercises.
- Anxiety and stress are the worst enemies of memory.
- To improve memory, you need to motivate yourself and be aware of the stimuli and what you always do, but without undue pressure.
9. Stimulate your brain
Read books, magazines, and newspapers, start a journal or even learn a new language. Daily brain exercises will help improve basic processes like memory. It will also make your life more active and, more importantly, it will slow down the aging process, as well as possible degenerative diseases.
10. Enjoy the fresh air
Every day you need to spend an hour of peace outside: go for a walk, ride a bike or walk your pet. Fresh air will clear your mind and relieve tension because your brain receives wonderful stimuli in the form of smells, sensations, and sounds…
All this will relax you and give you an endless amount of endorphins, which have a very positive effect on the body.
There is nothing better than a moment of peace to sort out the memories and trifles that happened during the day.
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