Reductions in memory function and capacity are often an inevitable fact of aging. Although some people may try to comfort you by saying newer memories have pushed out the older ones, it’s devastating to not be able to remember your most important milestones, such as the day your lover proposed to you or your baby’s first word. Use this advice to help improve your memory.
A simple, but helpful, strategy for remembering things is to write them down. The act of writing the information down increases blood flow in the areas of the brain involved in memory. If you regularly write in diary or fill out a daily planner, you will find that it is easier to remember things more clearly.
If this happens to you, take a short break each hour and give your mind time to rest. This can help your brain absorb information much better.
Give your full attention to what is happening around you. If you are not focusing, the information will not be understood correctly and you will not be able to remember it. Focus your mind on the information at hand and clear other thoughts frequently. Think about and focus on these things in order to make the memory stick.
You should write sticky notes if you are having a difficult time remembering things. Keep them in places you’ll see all the time, like beside your computer or on your refrigerator. These stickies make sure you won’t forget important things.
Being socially active is good for your memory. Social activity keeps your mind alert, and improves your outlook on life. When you are depressed or lonely, your brain is not being stimulated and your mind is not getting the exercise it needs to stay sharp. When you have stimulating conversations with your friends, this keeps your mind strong, which leads to better memory.
Recovering lost memories is not possible in all cases, but it is worth a try. By making use of the advice given here, however, you can at least be certain that none of your new memories are lost. By following these tips you can learn how to enhance your capacity to remember.