People that have a sharp and prodigious memory generally admit that they use a number of strategies to improve their ability. If you are one of those that don’t fall into the category of a memory genius, there are a number of common sense habits you should adopt.
If you can, do something the instance you are thinking about it. If not, write it down and put it where you can see it, so you don’t forget about it.
Sleep Over It
Research indicates that a lot of us require between six to eight hours of sleep everyday (that’s at least two cycles of deep sleep) per night, for our brains to go through the chemical changes needed to integrate new skills or facts into long-term memory.
To help you remember things better, you may want to consider taking a nap. Your mind will be fresher afterwards.
Your memory can become sharper if you establish routines. It is easier to find things if you always put them in the same place. For instance, always put your car keys on the dining table or put them in the same place by the front door.
Employ The Use Of Your Senses
If you have to put something in an unfamiliar place, you may want to consider saying it out loud as you’re doing so. By letting your ears register the information, you increase your chances of remembering it later.
Use Post-It Notes
You can keep some post-it notes handy in every room and stick a reminder where you are most likely to see it. If you need to remember to call a friend later in the day, put a note on the phone so that you will notice it during the day.
Employ The Use Of Technology
Your cell phone comes with a built-in calendar you can set to remind you of what you need to do during the day. Use it!