“What simple things can I do to improve my memory?”
We’re all busy people, so here are 3 things you can start doing to enhance your memory TODAY:
1) Think in images and stories
We remember people, stories, and imagery WAY MORE than words, text, abstract concepts, numbers, ideas, etc.
So…Turn words and ideas that you’re learning into visual stories in your mind.
Weird example from when I travel:
(for my American friends) 1 mile = 1.6 kilometers
Story (imagine) = You use a saxophone (sax) to convert miles to kilometers. When you play it, the panel of judges only gives you 1 point for the sax.
(1.6 = One point six = One point sax)
Try to forget that…
Want to remember more of your day?
Tell someone (a significant other) what happened. This retelling makes you relive and review the moments again.
The more you review something, the more you will remember it. Easy, but VERY effective.
3) Focus & Presence
Put your phone down and be in the moment.
If your mind is elsewhere it shows you don’t care and it distracts you from the present moment.
Focus on what’s important to you by being present and giving it your attention. This is something that’s becoming more and more rare these days…
Think in images/stories
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