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Improve Your Memory In 5 Easy Steps With Simple Memory Techniques

Feb 2, 2008
People assume that memory deteriorates as you grow older, but this is not necessarily true for everyone. It depends on how you exercise and use your memory during your lifetime. Although there are some people who have a hard time remembering facts and figures, appointments, peoples names, sequences etc. This need not be the case for you.

The good news is that memory can be improved, and the younger you are when you start the better, although everyone can benefit from these memory techniques. To give you an idea of how you can actually improve your memory, here are some good steps to follow:

1. If this is the first time you have come across the data, it is important that you concentrate. Attention is the key first step in learning anything new. If you don't pay attention in the first place how can you expect to remember anything? Attempt to take in all the facts and figures as much as you can. Try not to process the information too superficially.

2. The process of association is a very powerful memory technique. Associate the information with to something you already know really well. Connect the data to anything you identify or feel deeply about. It can even be anything entirely unrelated. Your main goal here is to easily recall the data every time you are reminded of that something.

3. Test yourself, after reviewing the data and associating each individual item to something, start recalling them one by one in the right order in your mind. Repeat this until you get everything correct.

4. Go back to your data and try to recall all of it once more, and check how well you can recall the key facts. Then rest your mind for a few minutes before trying to recall the data again.. If you are successful, repeat this step three times over the course of the day. If you can now recall the data accurately then this means the data is now transferred to your long term memory and has a better chance of staying there and being available for recall.

5. Review the data the following day. Go over the memory technique steps again until you can recite the data on your own. If you fail to recall all the data given to you after the five-minute lull time, go back to step one. Repeat the steps until you can accurately remember every single piece of data fed to you.

Then, observe yourself. After several tries, you will notice that it is taking you less time to recall the things given to you as you go along. You'll be amazed at how you can become a memory genius in no time

It is okay to fail a few times; this is part of the learning process or memory techniques. Just regularly apply this simple guide whenever you want to memorize something. These are really easy steps to learn and follow that will stimulate your mind and improve your memory.
About the Author
Kathy is a psychologist and writes articles and courses for Accelerated Learning, Personal Development, and Self Help Issues. Learn more about Memory Techniques at Memory Techniques
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