How to Improve Your Memory

8 Ways to Improve Your Memory

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We do many things in our daily life that doesn’t allow our brain to receive enough stimulation. Below you can find useful tips and suggestions to help with increasing your brain activity and improving your memory.

1. Meditate

We have something called a working memory which is part of the brain that holds important long-term information. Meditation can strengthen your brain and allow your working memory to be at its maximum capacity. Mindful meditation can benefit your life in many ways like reducing stress and depression, binge eating, and cognitive therapy. If you don’t know how to get started on your meditation journey, there are many YouTube videos or you can find a meditation group near you.

2. Exercise

Exercising is a great way to keep your brain stimulated and help improve your memory. It works your brain to a capacity that causes your cells to multiply. This releases chemicals which promotes natural health and cognitive functions. So, add a few minutes of exercise into your day.

3. Brain Games

Actively challenging your brain is important to helping maintain a strong memory. Giving your brain new or even surprising information will allow yourself to grow strong. Brain games will allow you to challenge yourself in different ways and increase your brain activity. You can find brain games almost anywhere. There are many apps on your phone with fun and active games to play to keep your brain stimulated all day (you can also use this to help master skills that you didn't possess before).

4. Eat Healthier

To help improve your memory, you should also pay close attention to what you’re eating. Fresh vegetables plus healthy fats can help with protecting and stimulating your brain. Some of these vegetables include celery, broccoli, cauliflower, and walnuts.

5. Get a Good Night’s Sleep

It’s no secret that a good night's sleep helps you to focus and have better control the following day. A single night’s sleep of up to six hours can increase your brain’s memory. Not getting enough sleep can cause a lack of control, and makes it harder to learn and concentrate.

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6. Avoid Multitasking

Being able to multitask maybe seen as a skill in today's world because you are able to work on different objectives at once. Truthfully, the brain can find it difficult to focus on multiple tasks at once. Multitasking allows your memory to make errors and get confused, or forget certain information. To help with your memory, try to stick to one task at a time. This way your brain will be able to grasp the knowledge and comprehend the task.  

7. Avoid Unhealthy Habits

The use of things like smoking, alcohol, or drugs can decrease your brain’s activity. All of these activities are harmful to your body. The overuse of these items can disrupt brain activity and lower the effectiveness of your memory.

8. Vitamins

Vitamin D has been proven to be helpful when it comes to strengthening the function of the brain. Taking vitamins will help the nerves around the brain grow. There are multiple ways of getting vitamin D, such as the sun, fish, cheese, and orange juice.

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