Wouldn’t it be nice to read a trivia and never forget what it was all about? What if you could never again fail to show up on a birthday of your friends? Unfortunately, a photographic memory is not for everyone. Only very few people have a gift for eidetic memory and the rest of us should use memory techniques such as mnemonics to recall complex information.
Luckily, almost everyone can always improve their memories, and with proper time and exercise most people can enhance their brains’ ability to recall information. Whether you want to win a quiz show or ace your science exam, or simple remember where you parked your car, this article will help you to follow the right track.
1. Motivate yourself that you can have a good memory that can always be improved. Most people got struck in this idea and it seems they find it very difficult that their memory is bad, that they are not good in recalling numbers or names and some important information just slips out of their minds. Scrap these negative thoughts and promise yourself that you will improve your memory. Dedicate yourself to the task and monitor your achievement. Also, it will be very hard to be motivated if you keep on punishing yourself every time you make little progress.
2. Work-out your brain. Regular exercise will keep the brain growing and allowing new nerve networks will greatly help in improving your memory. Through developing a new brain skill such as complicated ones such as speaking a foreign language or learning to play a cello will aid in your goals. You can try to solve some problem puzzles and some games that you can keep your brain active and enhance its functions.
3. Exercise your brain every day. A regular mental workout can enhance blood circulation and efficiency of the body; especially the brain and can help prevent memory loss that is prone for ageing persons. A physical exercise can also help us to be alert and more relaxed, and this will help us healthy processing of information.
4. Reduce stress. Stress is caused by a hormone, called the Cortical. Stress, although does not cause any physical damage to the brain can make proper recall very difficult. After a prolonged stress time, the brain can also be damaged. Stressful events are also recognized by the part of the brain called the hypothalamus which signals the pituitary gland to secret a hormone called ACTH or adrenocorticotropic hormone.
This hormone creates significant change to the adrenaline levels and later cortisol or corticosteroids. These steroids can weaken the blood-brain wall in the skull and can also cause damage to the hippocampus. Hippocampus is known as the memory center of the brain. However, the hippocampus regulates production of the hormone released by the hypothalamus through a complicated process of non-positive brain feedback.
After a series of chronic stress, the brain can be damaged and it will not properly function in controlling the degenerative cortisol and memory can also be harmed. The formation of new neurons or the neuro genesis also happens in the hippocampus and cortisols stop this event. Chronic stress will greatly affect brain health and also the memory. It can also damage the brain so the best thing to do is to learn to relax and control stress. Stress is almost impossible to totally be eliminated from the body but it can also be controlled.
Your brain is a very important part of your body. Always keep in mind that you need to exercise it or stimulate it regularly by following these exercises. Through these exercises, you can be sure that you will have a sharper memory and healthier brain.