Although many scientists think that it is wrong to consider the brain to be a muscle. However, this organ does need training exercises!
Our brain has multiple complex functions in the body, and one of them is to process and store information (also called memory). For this function to be fully fulfilled, we can put our brain to do activities that maximize its potential. To do this, we offer a series of exercises to improve memory that will provide you what you need to activate it:
- Visualization Trick!
The brain tends to works with contextualized images; so use your imagination to put yourself in a real place where you want or need to be and try to remember in detail what you want or you can do there.
- To remember, do not mention it: write it down!
When you want to remember something that is important to you, take a pen and paper and write the piece of information to keep it in your memory.
- Replace the words with acronyms:
If you want to remember a long name as “Student Service and Training Office” ,you can call it example SSTO.
Playing mental games are good alternatives to put neurons to work and make them collide with each other! Crosswords, puzzles, word searches, sudoku and some online games can help you reach mental agility and accelerate your ability to remember.
- Change the routine:
Try to do different things from time to time, such as taking another route to go shopping, changing the way you spend weekends or share with family and friends. Also try to modify the way you study or do things from the moment you wake up.
- Remember simple things:
A good method is to make a list of things you use or see every day, you eat or drink,. This way you will try to remember what you saw, you did or ate the previous week, with whom you spoke and what was the topic of conversation.
- Challenge your mind:
Acquiring new knowledge and skills will help you form new neural connections in the brain that will allow you to prevent possible deterioration that comes with age and the loss of existing connections. You could learn to play a musical instrument, read books, take language courses or cooking as well as attending lectures and conferences that make you exercise the mind through reflection.
These few but simple exercises to improve memory may help if you are seriously determined. But let me tell you that , if you don’t make efforts to lower stress levels, or don’t get enough sleep or if you avoid excessive consumption of intoxicants such as alcohol , drugs or cigarettes, if you don’t exercise and you have overweight, it would be really difficult to focus on improving your brainpower and memory span.
Reality shows us that the ideal is to reach old age with a lucid mind, capable of generating self-aware activities which are necessary for the full development of daily life.