How often do you hear such a phrase as “phenomenal memory”? Do you envy those people who, as you believe, are endowed with it? Indeed, memory is an invaluable tool that helps to work more efficiently and successfully in various specialties. Undoubted advantage is enjoyed by those people whose memory is above average. However, you should not believe that you have a bad memory. Everyone has a memory, but not everyone can use it.
Our life is impossible without incessant memorization of any significant events, facts, data. You may be interested in the fact that you remember very well some people and almost do not remember others (up to the fact that you can not name the name of this or that person). What is the reason for such selective memorization. It turns out that in some cases you, most likely, even unconsciously apply effective methods of remembering, and in other cases this does not happen – you lose this or that information.
What is memory? Memory is nothing more than one of the functions of our brain, it allows us to store memories and, as necessary, extract them from memory. Since memory is a function of the brain, it can be developed and trained. It is a mistake to believe that the memory of different people is different, so different is only the process of memory or, in other words, the way of remembering.
It is believed that a person in his activity uses only one part of the ten abilities of the brain. The same is true for memory. But even if you do not improve memory a dozen times, you can achieve positive changes in any case.
Three types of memory are distinguished: visual (it is “fed” by our observations), auditory (it “feeds” sound sensations) and motor. It is hardest to deal with motor memory, since the concepts of visual and auditory memory have long been known to us. So, the third kind of memory is a specific way of extracting a lesson from your mistakes. It is she who plays the leading role, for example, when the child takes the first steps. Another example: we do not think how to write this or that letter when we write this or that text. What are the ways of developing and training memory?
Memory is associated with attention. By training attention, you train and memory. Indeed, we notice things only at a time when they are attentive, and they remain in our memory. It follows that it is necessary to engage in training our attention, by the way, you can do it in the form of a game. For example, someone compete with someone who will find more houses with red roofs, etc. Find differences on almost identical pictures – also a development of attention, as you force your brain to focus on the details. With the help of such work on attention, you will achieve that in non-standard situations your brain will work actively. Gradually you will be able to grasp all the important information on the fly.
To achieve one goal, use different types of memory. What does it mean? Take, for example, the multiplication table. So her child will learn much faster if it is not just to pronounce it (thereby using auditory memory), but to pronounce and simultaneously rewrite. In the second case, not only auditory memory will work, but also visual and motor. In addition, it is very effective, for example, to teach poetry while doing any physical exercises.
The third piece of advice.
Store the information for storage. If you need to learn the formula, then you must consider an example of its use. If you need to own this or that text, then make up its abstract. If you have any questions while memorizing, then be sure to deal with them. The material will be much better if a person independently extracts the necessary.If you do not understand any words in your abstract or textbook, then do not be lazy to look at their values, remember it will be so much easier.
Repeat what you want to remember. If you have a bad auditory, but good visual memory, then the following exercise will be useful to you. Imagine this situation. You met a friend and he gives you a phone number. Unfortunately, you do not have anything to write it down. Mentally imagine your mobile phone, and while the interlocutor dictates you the number, you should mentally dial it on the phone. Ask them to repeat the number, and this time, say it. The use of such an exercise will certainly affect your memory from the positive side.
The Fifth Council.
Discover a new one. Think about the following situation. While watching news or a movie, you do not bother to think that you need to remember an event. Interesting information spontaneously remains in your memory. On the other hand, that part of the student youth who regularly attends lectures and is engaged during the whole semester, as a rule, does not have any difficulties in preparing for the exam. Why is this happening? The answer is simple. The material is remembered at the unconscious level, and when the session time comes, the student can easily use it.
The Sixth Council.
Pay attention to self-organization. If your brain can not realize what exactly and at what point in time it needs to remember, how can he remember it? A wonderful thing is a diary. Those who believe that the diaries were invented for those who have bad memories, who hardly remember what they need to do, are not right. The diary is first and foremost needed for self-organization, planning its time. Another tip is to get ready for school or work in the evening, do not postpone this activity for the morning, because you risk falling into such a situation when you are late for the appointed place and do not have time to collect properly. Accustom yourself to do everything on time.
Develop your own rules to help improve memory. How to do it? Listen and take a good look at yourself. Indicate those moments when you with great difficulty remember something. Work on the indicated situations. Putting a cross on your hand is not an option for many. We need an alternative. Do yourself a small cribs, to some extent, fit and small leaves glued in the most prominent places of the apartment or office. However, do not write all the information on them, it is more profitable for the development of memory to do associative drawings or records on them, and your brain itself must remember the most basic.