If you have a problem remembering things like names, dates etc., you are not alone. This a global problem that can happen to people from all walks of life and all age groups. Here are few steps that can help:
The first thing you need to do is to determine where you stand from a health point of view. Your general health will reflect upon your memory. There are lots of unhealthy habits that can affect your body and your memory e.g. smoking, drinking, drugs etc. As a general rule, you will be better off if you do not have these habits.
You need to pay great attention to the traid of death which is high blood pressure, high cholestrol and diabetes. You need to aggressively have them under control. All the three have the ability to kill your memory cells.
Try to keep active life style. Working people are better off compared to those sitting in front of the TV most of the time. Moderate exercise is key to good health and good memory.
There are lots of supplements and medications in the market that claim to improve the memory. I do not advocate any of them. First of all, there is not enough research to proove their claims and most of these are chemicals that can have harmful effects on the body. So, it is better to avoid them.
There are some claims that certain foods have impact on memory performance. If this is true it will be minimal.The best advice in this regard is to eat healthy.
One of the most effective ways to improve your memory is to get into the habit of training your memory on a daily basis. There are lots of memory training programs that are very effective. These programs are nothing but a set of the right tools and exercises designed to help your brain trap information and store it for future recall. Studies have shown that anyone, regardless of age, can dramatically improve his own memory with just little help and practice. Star your research with your local public library.
1. Concentrate and Pay attention: If you want to remember something, try to concentrate on it, pay attention to it and create an interest in it.
2. Pictures: To memorize something faster, try to create a picture for it in your mind. Studies show that humans have a greater ability to remember pictures than words.
3. Association: It is easy to remember something if you associate it with something else.
4. It is much easier to remember abnormal things than the common dat-to-day things. It looks like these abnormal things capture our minds and force us to concentrate.
5. It is very important to trust your memory and trust yourself. That is a very important step to improving your memory.