Forget me not

Have you ever wondered why for some remembering everything is so easy. They remember minute details such as a place and time and you find yourself struggling to remember a face much less a name. The fact remains that some are able to quickly retain and comprehend new things while for others the art of remembering requires a bit of work.

The more we indulge ourselves in things that require little brain work is the more we reduce our brain activity. Here are some inexpensive and free things that can be done to not only increase our ability to remember but can enhance our ability to comprehend and learn new things.

Get a good night sleep

We all know that sleep deprivation can slow down our brain capacity by at least 30%. In three words you’re simply brewing a “recipe for disaster”. Research has shown that the recharging element for memory enhancement occurs when we sleep, hence this is the first step we can take to get our memory working right.

Play the name game

Should you be someone horrible at remembering names you can try this. Repeat the name of new persons met either when asking them questions or in general conversation with them. This can help you to remember their name for future. It may seem like a cheap trick, however research has shown that it can increase your ability to remember by 30%.


Proper brain functions require a good level of energy and oxygen and this is mostly received through exercise. Exercise is known to reduce brain disease such as Alzheimer’s and general memory loss. A simple walk on a daily basis can do the trick.

Watch how much you drink

Moderate drinking of alcohol is seen to improve cognitive skills, however too much alcohol can erase your memory altogether. The key then is to watch how much you drink as it can affect your memory.

Destress yourself

Stress, anxiety, chronic worrying and depression can have serious implications affecting your ability to concentrate and make sound decisions. Get the right help and see your mind open to new heights.


Many are not good with numbers thus creative ways are needed in order to remember. Some use nursery rhyme themes however another method is known as chunking. Simply put it is the method of saying numbers in pieces instead of trying to remember it as a whole. A simple example is instead of trying to remember 3684804446 you can say 368 480 4446. This makes the remembering process easier.

Eat the right foods

Foods rich in omega 3 are known to keep the brain healthy. Fish is a rich source of omega 3 but if you’re not a lover of such you can eat food such as flaxseed oil, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, broccoli and spinach to name a few.
Drink more green tea, limit your calories, and eat more fruits and vegetables.

Pay attention

This is the most important element in remembering. If you don’t pay attention then there won’t be anything to remember. Actively listen to people when they speak and practice the advice given.

These are steps that can be incorporated in your daily routine. Don’t wait any longer, start improving your memory today.

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