A poor memory can have a negative effect on many areas of your life, it can lead to less than stellar performance at the office and have you forgetting important dates that can get you into hot water with your family or significant other. Fortunately, you aren’t necessarily genetically predisposed to your poor memory and there are a number of things that you can participate in that will help to improve it.
If you aren’t working to maintain your health, your memory may be suffering – ensuring that you are getting enough sleep, that you are staying properly hydrated, that you are eating well and that you are getting some physical activity can all help to keep you focused and improve your memory. There are even supplements specifically engineered to improve your memory.
Looking beyond your physical health, you can participate in some brain fitness to improve your memory. Participate in strategy games, do crossword puzzles, play word and math games. Put your brain to work by participating in things that you aren’t normally accustomed to – your brain is like any other muscle in your body and will benefit from the activity.
When you are trying to remember something specific, like memorizing a speech for a seminar or a toast for a wedding you will benefit from activities like writing it down and reciting it aloud. Practice saying your speech, seeing it as it is written and the physical act of writing it down will go a long way to helping commit it to memory.
If you don’t actively exercise your mind, your memory will certainly suffer. If you want to have the best memory possible you need to work out your mind and make a concerted effort to live a healthier lifestyle.