Have you experienced going to a room to get something then end up asking yourself why are you in that room?
Millennials between 18 and 34 are significantly more likely than their elders 55 or older to forget what day it is (15 vs. 7 percent), lose their keys (14 vs. 8 percent), forget to bring their lunch (9 vs. 3 percent) or even forget to take a bath or shower (6 vs. 2 percent).
If you can relate to these scenarios, then you probably need to enhance your memory. Luckily, there are effective ways to keep your brain healthy and improve your memory.
Write it out
The fact that writing activates completely different areas of the brain, writing something down makes it easier to remember.
This method can be used whenever you need to study for an exam or if you need to memorize some reports. It can take a lot of time and work but it can be all worth it.
Chew a gum
One theory about chewing gum is that it increases blood flow and enables more brain activity. While others believe that chewing gum becomes associated with the memory and it gets easier to access if you’ll chew gum while recalling it.
And just in case taste has the same effect as smell, stick with the same flavor for the test as you use when studying.
Try a mnemonic
“Mnemonics are not tools for learning, but for creating mental structures that make it easier to retrieve what you have learned,” write Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, in the book “Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.”
If you’re trying to remember words in a particular order, try making a word out of each of the item’s first letters. One infamous example is using the name Roy G. Biv to remember the colors of the spectrum (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet).
Eat healthier, speak healthier, and think healthier!