Are you having noticeable problems with your memory? Some people have better memories than others and can often appear as you age. Fortunately, there are many ways to improve your memory if you work at it. Here is some of the best advice on improving your memory quickly and easily:
- Sleep more. The less you sleep, the worse your brain functions and that includes your memory. Studies have also shown that you sort and store new memories as you sleep. Aim to get 7-9 hours a night regularly for the best memory recall.
- Start exercising regularly. If you exercise your body, your brain will get a boost as well! Aerobic exercise increases verbal memory and learning capabilities because as you exercise, oxygen goes to your brain and nourishes it. Work out a few times a week for a better brain. Think exercises like running and swimming.
- While you’re at it, exercise your brain too! Make your brain work at work and at home. Keep your brain busy with brain games, word puzzles, and brain teasers, especially if your work doesn’t really challenge your mind on a daily basis.
- Hang with friends and laugh! Communication really is hard work for the brain. You have to listen, interpret what the other person is saying and reply, all very quickly. Your brain has to focus to keep up. Speaking with others, even on the phone can help boost your memory. While you’re at it, don’t forget to laugh! Laughter helps reduce stress and improves your short-term memory. If you can’t meet up with a friend or talk to someone daily, try watching a funny video.
- Seek new experiences to challenge your brain. Sometimes work and brain games aren’t enough. Go to new places and try new things to stimulate your brain and improve your memory.
- Try meditation. Meditation has some real proven stress relief effects, but it can also boost your memory. Meditation involves your attention span, which can be shortened due to increased use of electronic devices. Studies also show that meditation improves blood flow to your brain which can help improve memory.
- Let your mind wander. Studies show that those who daydream during the day have better memories than those who don’t allow themselves to drift off in their head during the day. Multitasking has shown to actually harm your memory process. So, focus on one task at a time and feel free to take breaks and dream away.
How is your memory? Share below! Which tips will you try to improve your memory recall? Do you have any additional tips?