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Easy Memory Exercises You Can do Almost Everywhere

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Easy Memory Exercises You Can do Almost Everywhere
Having a sharp memory can be a great advantage in various spheres of life including work and education. If you are able to remember and recall things quickly, it helps you in getting stuff done faster, saving you time to do other important things.

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Do Mental Math

It will make your brain sharper and will allow you to boost your memory as well.

For example, if you are at a store purchasing something, try to calculate the bill by adding up the prices of individual items in your head.

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Play Rhyming Games

Whenever you see or hear a complex word, try to recall as many rhyming words as possible.

This will help you in the long run by allowing you to recall things faster.

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Play Around With Words

Whenever you discover a new word, try to play around with it. Recall the synonyms associated with it, recall any possible verbs or adverbs, or maybe even try to recall similar sounding words.

It can go a long way in boosting your memory.

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Test Your Recalling Skills

Whenever you are meeting a person, try recalling your previous interactions with them. 

Try to remember when you met them for the first time, try to associate their hobbies with them, or you could even try to remember tiny details about their background.

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Test Your Taste Buds

Whenever you get the opportunity, try to eat something new and then try to identify the key ingredients of that particular dish. 

Your sense will be rejuvenated, and you will be able to boost your memory as well.

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Solve Puzzles

Puzzles easy to access and can be of great help in improving your memory. They activate certain areas of your brain that are designed to think logically. 

Additionally, puzzles can build your ability to reason and resonate. 

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Play Chess

Chess helps you in sharpening your brain. This is because chess has a combination of so many possible moves at a given time.

It can help you build your ability to think logically. Thinking about your next move in advance will be based on your past experience of playing the game and hence will help your memory.

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Draw a Map from Memory

If you visit a new place, you can try to visualize your way back home in your mind without looking at a map. You can do this by trying to recall the milestones or landmarks that come in your path home. 

This will help you in sharpening your memory a great deal.  

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Lifestyle Changes That Can Improve Memory

  • Get a good night's sleep or take a power nap after learning something new, to help retain and retrieve memories better. Sleep deprivation and acquisition of too much information will not help you save those memories.
  • Get moving, to improve the flow of oxygen-rich blood in your brain and to trigger neuron growth and new connections in the brain - critical for memory.
  • Improve your diet. Fats from food can build up the brain, resulting to poor blood flow.

Mnemonics

Any system or device designed to aid memory:

  • patterns of letters or words (common mnemonics)
  • ideas (memory palace)
  • associations (chunking)

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1. The Loci Technique

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2. Mnemonics

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3. The Storytelling Technique

Stories encompass all the qualities of information that makes our brain love and remember it: vivid and colorful picture and engaging plotlines about other beings that are alive.

By creating a narrative that is interesting to and include items you need to memorize, you create a story your brain can follow.

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Effective Ways to Improve Your Memory

  • Meditate to improve working memory. Take a pause to empty your mind and to reduce stress.
  • Although still debatable, drink coffee to help improve memory consolidation.
  • Eat berries for better long-term memory. Berries contain flavanoids,  which appear to strengthen connections in the brain.
  • Exercise not only to improve memory recall, but also to enhance cognitive abilities.
  • Chew gum to make stronger memories. It is proven that it increases activity in the hippocampus. It also increases heart rate which causes more blood to flow in the brain.
  • Sleep more to consolidate and easily remember memories.