Why would students want to have a good memory? If you think that a good memory helps in rote learning; you cannot be more wrong. A good memory is a big boost in remembering what all you did in your lectures, classroom teaching, in LIVE workshops and training sessions. A good memory helps you understand and keep in mind the discussions you have done about the subject or different topics because those discussions become the basis of your understanding of any subject. When you are in high secondary school or when you are in college, it is important to understand the concept and its basic principles. In higher classes, rote learning would not help you get good marks. That’s why a strong memory improves your study performance.
A good memory is one of the biggest assets that help you do well in your education. There are five ways you can improve your memory for studying and strengthen your brainpower
- Involve your mind in brain games – Try out all the puzzles and analytical games you can think of. Do more of mental mathematics and focus on doing quantitative analysis and play games like Sudoku. All these activities sharpen your brain and improve your memory power.
- Good food results in good memory – We grow up hearing that almonds sharpen the mind and increase the memory power. That’s very correct. All types of nuts, seeds, and high protein food strengthen your nervous system. It is important that you avoid heavy carbs and junk food that slow down the nervous system. Make sure to avoid caffeine because it depletes your brainpower.
- Healthy sleeping and lifestyle – Youngsters who follow a healthy lifestyle and take 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day have a sharper memory than those who sleep less. Similarly, young kids who take up some physical activity will have a better memory and study performance than students who only focus on academics.
- Use all your senses – In this digital age when we were using our thumbs and fingers more to scroll and type, our senses of smell and hearing are being used less. Research has proved that people who use all their senses judiciously in daily activities have a better memory than others. Using all your senses would create a sense of awareness that will improve your memory for studying.
- Learn to repeat – The best way to sharpen your memory is to adopt the habit of repeating things. So when somebody tells you a phone number, make sure that you repeat all the numbers loudly by focusing on each number with awareness. Repeating anything loudly or to yourself with awareness is the best way to memorize it.
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