8 Points to Improve Your Memory

Improve your Memory
Improve Your Memory
Memory is an essential phenomenon of life. It is hard to imagine a life without memory. Be it an animal or human every creature needs to memorize its past lessons/experiences to improve performance. It is well known fact that the ability to remember and/or recall decrease in old age. Not only the age, physical activity, diet and life style also impact the memory. 

Below are 8 Points to Improve Your Memory:

1.       Physical Activity

Excersie helps in good blood flow in the body. A good blood flow stimulates your brain. It enhances the supply of nutrients which are needed for brain to function. Studies have shown that the hormone named Irisin produced during exercise improve cognition. Individuals who are physically active and perform regular exercise demonstrate good grasping power. Exercise  enhances memory and thinking by improving mood and sleep, and by reducing stress and anxiety.

2.       Meditation

Practicing meditation on regular basis results in increase blood flow to the brain, which in turn leads to a stronger network of blood vessels in the cerebral cortex and reinforces memory. Meditation provides relaxing and soothing effect on body. A relax mind grasp more as compared to stressed mind.

3.       Mental Activity

Like the physical activity, mental activity is also required to improve brain power/memory. A dull brain has less potential to learn as compared to active brain. Decreased activity leads to cognitive decline and may result in dementia. So you need to keep your brain active and alert always. Keep learning new things and keep your mental activity on. It can be as big as learning new skill or as small as trying a new route for your office!! Crosswords or other mobile apps which are dedicated to train the brain help in improving the memory.

4.       Social Activity

Spending good time with your loved ones provides you a good sense of well being. It energizes and motivates you to live a good life. A social interaction washes away the stress and depression which can help in improving your memory.

5.      Focus 

Avoid distractions as much as possible. Organise your tasks and do one thing at a time. Repeat, repeat and repeat.....until you memorise it completely. A habitual study of short periods generates good learning and memory than the learning the whole thing in a single lengthy session.

6.       Mnemonics

Mnemonic is a technique which helps in recall. A mnemonic is an approach to memorize information. Sticky notes, acronyms and chunking are some examples of mnemonics. You can write down the things to remember on sticky notes and keep it at a point where you can look at it while roaming in the home. An acronym is a word that is made up by taking the first letters of all the key words or ideas you need to remember and creating a new word out of them. Chunking breaks a long list of numbers or other types of information into smaller, more manageable chunks.

7.         Diet

Decrease level of vitamin D may lead to poor memory. Add fruits and vegetables in your diet. Almonds and wall nuts are good for your memory as these contain rich amount of antioxidant Vitamin E. Antioxidants such as dark chocolate which contain cocoa and berries containing flavonoid antioxidants lessen cellular stress and inflammation and helps in memory improvement. Fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help in building and repairing brain cells. Avoid alcohol and drugs which cause confusion and loss of memory. 

8.       Sleep

A normal adult require 7-9 hours of sleep. Sleeping helps in strengthen the memories which can be recalled when needed. Taking a nap after you learn something new can help you learn more rapidly and remember better.


  1. Simple tips to put into practice to enhance memory. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I had no idea about Vitamin D helping memory! That's so interesting!

  3. Great points! Meditation, getting enough sleep, and physical activity have been helpful for me.


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