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Simple Memory Improvement Tips to Improve Your Life

Sep 6, 2008
How many times have you been driving home and suddenly had that sinking feeling that you've forgotten something. You walk in the door and you husband or wife greets you loveingly and hands you your anniversary present.

It's at that point that you realise another year has gone by and you have totally fogotten your anniversary again. If you have had this experience before then it's time for you to look at making an improvement to your memory. By following a few easy training techniques it will be easy for you to make a dramatic improvement to your memory and never have to worry again about forgetting things.

When it comes to memory, there are a variety of categories. Some of these categories include remember lists and facts, remembering events and dates, and names and faces. There are various strategies that can help you with memory improvement in each of these different memory areas.

If your one of these people that can never remember someones name there are several techniques that you can use. The most commonly used one by people around the world is to associate a rhyme with their name. For example, if your out at a party and get introduced to a new person named Tony. The first thing you want to do is make sure you repeat their name once or twice in conversation. "Hi Tony, pleased to meet you." This will help to confirm their name in your short term memory.

To help lock this name into your long term memory the next thing you do is associate it with a rhyme of some sort. e.g. Tony the pony. Now every time you see that person for the rest of the night repeat to yourself in your mind "tony the pony" and start to imagine that person as a pony. Once you've got this locked into your mind it's vertually impossible to forget. Improvement of your memory really is that simple.

The other great thing to do is try to match your rhyme to a common feature about their appearance. By doing this it will help to recognize them in the future as well.

Yet another type of technique for memory improvement is to make up a sentence to help remember a list. Also you can work on remembering the first letters in the list as well to help remember it. When you do this it can help to make your memory remember the entire list. So, if you are going shopping and you have several things on a list, here is a way to remember what's on the list.

Lollipops Bread Chocolate Apples Ketchup

Have a look at your list and in this case we can re-arrange it to be.

B read
L ollies
A pples
C hocolate
K etchup

You can see in the above that the first letters of each of the items in your list to spell the word "black." Keep the word "black" in mind, and when you get to the store, you'll know you have to buy five things (since the word "black" has five letters), each of which begins with one of the five letters in the word "black."

Once you learn all these easy little memory improvement tools you'll be able to have a fantastic memory in virtually no time at all.
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