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Five Steps to Increase Your Memory

Aug 17, 2007
Many people have trouble being able to remember figures, phone numbers, and people's names. As a person gets older the memory will naturally deteriorate. Many people view having a weak memory as having a problem.

There is good news; you can improve your memory. This is especially true if you are younger in age. The suggestions below are very good ideas and they can actually help you to strengthen your memory.

1. First, comprehend the information. This is your first look at the information given to you. Remain focused. Let your mind completely process the information. Open your mind and allow it to absorb all the facts and figures that it possible can.

2. Try to take the information and relate it to something that you are familiar with already. The ability to use this association technique is very helpful. Try to interconnect things that you can deeply relate to with the information that you need to remember. It does not have to be things that are even relevant to each other. You are just simply trying to give your brain the ability to recall information when you think of that trigger.

3. Repeat the information in your mind. Now, it is time to begin using your memory. After taking in the information and relating each separate item to something, start trying to recall each of them in the correct order in your mind. Keep doing this until you get all the information correctly in the right order.

4. Take a break for a few minutes and attempt to recall the information again. Then clear your mind for three or four minutes and try recalling it one more time. Even if you are able to do this accurately keep doing this drill at least three more times. Give yourself another few minutes, and then try recalling again. If you are still able to recite the information after the third time, you can be assured that the information is now stored in your brain's long-term memory.

5. Repeat these steps over until you can remember the information on your own. If you are unsuccessful at recalling all the information given to you after the few minute break, go back and repeat step one. Keep repeating each step until you can completely and accurately remember every single piece of information given to you.

These are a few relatively quick and easy suggestions that will help you stimulate your mind and increase your memory. It is okay if you don't succeed the first few times. Just use these tips regularly whenever you need help to memorize important information.

Then, keep an eye on yourself. After a few attempts, you will see that you are now taking less time to remember the information given to you. You will be stunned at how quickly you can improve your ability to recall information quickly and accurately.
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