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Memory Exercises To Help Sharpen Your Mind
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Memory Exercises to Help Sharpen Your Mind

In today's world memory, attention, and a sharp mind that really thinks on its feet are more than useful they are essential. We live in a world of information, without these tools you can easily get lost in a flood of information overload.

Let's get straight to those memory exercises!

Memory exercise #1: Attention

This might not be what you expected... memory is highly dependent on your ability to control your attention. The more mental energy you give something, the deeper and quicker it will be ingrained. Makes sense right?!

It more than makes sense. Research proves it!

There is a very specific type of attention you want to give to your studies. When you think of spending a lot of mental energy on something, you might think you need to force yourself to be as attentive as possible. This is alright but it leads to mental burnout.

There is a solution! Relaxed alert attention. This is the best of both worlds—unbeatable attention AND no mental crash. It feels good!

So next time you are learning something be sure to give it relaxed alert attention, which is exactly what it sounds like—relaxed alert attention :)

Memory exercise #2: Sense conversions

Your unconscious mind thinks and communicates to you in imagery. It can be visual, auditory or kinesthetic imagery it does not matter. A combination of all three is the most powerful.

In this exercise you want to take a concept and then simply envision it in your senses.

If your concept was attention increases memory, you may imagine a teacher whacking a desk with a ruler. You will never forget it.

Memory exercise #3: Connections

When you remember something a very important process is happening. Your brain is making connections. When the brain has nothing to connect what you are reading or learning too, you go blank. You can not understand and you feel a huge gap. This is why you need to hear applications of the idea until it clicks—you are connecting it to other things in your memory bank.

In other words—no connection, no memory.

This is the most powerful of the memory exercises for that reason. It is also very simple, yet takes practice. When learning a new concept or thinking of something you need to remember, associate it to something. Link it to a picture, a sound, or another concept.. it does not matter. Compare them. You will be shocked at your ability to learn after this.

End notes

These exercises are simple, yet strong. Handle them with care and be sure to do them as much as you can for increased benefit.

I hope this helped!

Brandon


Street Talk

Fantastic! Well written and let's get to those exercises! Relaxed Alert Attention - I'm in Lucid Dreaming Mode! Oh that night watching that movie and Doris Day sang K Sera Sera! Sensor overload... never forget it... still gets my blood running... 2 for 2 so far!! Great points Brandon! Handson! association.... agreed!! Great article, I will take it to heart.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Wow this was one of the best comments I have ever received :) , you seem excited to apply it! I'm glad this advice can have such an effect

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  about 8 years ago
Golfspice  

Interesting topic and ideas.

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  about 8 years ago
  

I'm glad you enjoyed :)

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  about 8 years ago

Hello Brandon, This is another very rich and informative article. Thank you very much.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thank you, it means a lot!!

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