Saturday, September 4, 2010

10 tricks for improving your memory (by yahoo)

I found this useful info from Yahoo which i think is very helpful to those out there who suffer from memory illness like i do. I tend to forget things so easily. At one point it become worse that i forgot where i put my slip for my new Mykad, it has been months since the date that i should pick it up, pfft (i found it last week in my purse).

My friend (who is a full time-walking- reminder of mine, Nana) got so fed up of me asking things again and again. Sometimes she just shut her self up and let me figure out where i put my keys or my phone.

"Makan semut ke masa kecik2?", my guy said to me once (or twice). I tried to remember things especially the important ones, but it just wont stay long in my brain. So here are the things that i (or we) should start doing to improve my (or our)memory... (thanx Yahoo!)

1. TALK WITH YOUR HAND

When trying to learn something, add hand gestures. It is proven that hand gestures will help the memory to work better. Wave, shake or swift..whatever. Air-writing (imaginative writing) can also do the trick.

2. TAKE A CHILL PILL

Learn to calm down and not to carry so much stress. (Pffft... I'm a student with bundles of assignment, how can i ever avoid stress.. anyhow, i should try)

3. GET PLENTY OF SLEEP

"Sleep is critical for memory consolidation,” says Dr. Brown. “Getting at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep following exposure to new information can help in the recall of that information.”

“The trick is going directly to bed without inserting any new information or activity between what you want to recall and going to sleep—no reading, no TV, no sex, no music."

ok.... no 'everything' before bed... got it... ( i get trouble sleeping at night, will improve that)

4. EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES

Recent Harvard study found that people who ate more vegetables had a slower decline of brain function as they aged. (euwwwwww... green? euwwww)

5. JOIN A BOOK CLUB

Not literary, it means more reading.. engage with books more.. (euww) Not only is reading great for your brain, but discussing what you’ve read can improve your memory by leaps and bounds, says Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD.

6. GO TO YOGA CLASSES

Well basically, exercises will help you to improve blood circulation in which will benifit the work of the brains.

Jogging is good... got it... (euww)

7. SNIFF SOME ROSEMARY

“There are other essential oils that can help with memory, but rosemary is by far the best and most economical,” says Cher Core, an aromatherapist in Boston. (Need a new perfume, i guess)

8. PAY ATTENTION

errrr... ok.. It says that memory loss can be caused by distraction while information is being absorbed. When you are distracted, your brain does not store the information, and how the hell in the world can a brain retrieve sumting which is not there in the first place. duhh. (ok i admit, i'm easily distracted. Focus!)

9. LEARN A NEW SONG

By memorizing a song, “you will be working out at least two different kinds of memory, auditory and verbal, which is probably something you don't do very often,” says Cynthia Green, PhD. ( I can do this! Hell yeah!)

10. GO AHEAD AND DOODLE

Take time to draw the things that crosses your mind. A free flowing drawing can help to strengthen your brain memory centers. It will also boost concentration in which will help the memory to work better.

For more reading, do visit : http://health.yahoo.net/articles/womens-health/10-tricks-improving-your-memory

Happy trying everyone!

*have i taken my pills? i think i did..*

4 comments:

Antonella said...

hmmm. learn a new song? lets try justin bieber. hahahah.

anish said...

num 1 n 9 - great! wanna try wanna try :D

the unknown said...

wish they would give somethin' more specific.

^linas^ said...

nice

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