Forget Forgetting And Adopt These 5 Memory Improving Habits Instead
There are so many ways that we as humans throw away the natural gift of thought that has been bestowed upon us. If we could just stop for a moment and think about our actions we probably wouldn't continually throw away precious moments for improving our memory and/or brain power. Now, I want to give you some cold-hard advice for doing such, the thing is, I kind of forgot what I was going to tell you, because of my own personal bad habits.
Humans are supposed to get 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep to help rejuvenate our brains, but only get an average of 6.8, meaning we live in sleep deprivation for most of our lives. Now, I'm pretty sure if you get the required amount sleep all would be well, but I'm running on about 5 hours myself and wish I could remember if that's right or not.
When you write things down, you can come back later and process the memory of that action and thus, have a better working memory of the thing you wrote down. The problem with this advice is, that I've not written any of it down, so you may retain it, but I'm guessing I won't.
Change of scenery makes your brain process new concepts and see the world in a different way, which in turn would seemingly improve your brain power. Although, if you just don't do that, you won't remember that your brain power is lacking, so no biggie, right?
Exercising releases endorphins which improve the brain known as the muscle in multiple ways, but if you can't remember to make time in your schedule for exercise, you aren't going to get the memory retention benefits of exercise, so that's kind of a cyclical failure in itself.
When you multitask you split your brain between multiple activities, so doing two things at once means you've only got 50% focus on each thing–which deteriorates your overall output. So, the simple solution to improving your brain power here would be to do fewer things at the same time, but I'm not 100% certain on that, because I'm the middle of Tweeting, emailing and eating while I write this listicle. I'll have to get back to you on that, but feel free to try it out for yourself.