9 Ways to Improve your Memory Naturally
Edited By: Stephanie Dawson
Often people find they forget the what they read or where they put things. Here are some ideas for you to practice and naturally improve your memory.
• Make a Fist
If you are facing problems recalling things at work get a stress ball. Clenching your fist, if done in correctly, can improve your memory skills. Those who are right-handed should make a fist of their right hand before they try to recall a piece of information. Hold that position for about 45 seconds. The process is reversed for those who are left-handed.
• Crossword Puzzles
Solving crossword puzzles on a daily basis will help keep your mind fresh and sharp. This helps avoid memory loss and brain disease. You can choose a level to suit you, work on them while travelling or in your leisure time. Playing chess can also improve your IQ level.
• Writing it Down
Write down things you need to remember like passwords, phone numbers, etc. Writing increases the modality and improves your memory. You can also keep a journal.
• Sleep Well
You need proper sleep to keep your mind healthy. Sleep plays an important role in maintaining your memory. Sleeping will reorganize your memories and fight stress which increases your energy level.
Meditation plays a very important role in keeping you fit. It increases memory level and concentration power and secretes feel good hormones which help relax your body and give you peace of mind. Spend 10-15 minutes meditating daily.
• Eat Healthy
Keeping a healthy lifestyle improves the functioning of your mind and helps you increase memory. Eating seasonal fruits and dry fruits help improve memory. Almonds are well known for their memory increasing abilities. Chewing gum also helps improve memory.
Visualizing is one of most effective ways to remember something. By developing a detailed visual image of information that is important to you, you can more easily recall that information.
• Smell, touch, taste, hear, and see it
Involving all your senses while you encode memory can make your memory stronger. That’s why you can recall the smell of mom’s cookies as if she made them just now. By shaking hands and looking in the eyes of people you meet you can more easily remember their name. `
• Take Time to Laugh
Laughing is considered the best therapy for overall growth. When you laugh it triggers certain areas in your brain to secrete endorphins which make you more positive and intellectual throughout your day. It is well known for relieving stress and helping you improve your memory. Start laughing more often and increase your memory power.