9 Strategies to Sharpen Your Memory

Having a great memory is such a wonderful asset in life but as you get older memory definitely decreases so it is good to know that there are strategies you can do to sharpen your memory. When you have a great memory it can help you in so many ways, your chosen career, your social life, your personality, it all helps to make you who you are.  When we are at school having a good memory helps so much in getting better grades, and it helps greatly in the exam experience. You can enhance your memory with little things.

I found when I was studying that if I read the the work I was studying, then spoke it out aloud and closed my books and wrote down everything I could remember, this helped me greatly as I was using my three senses, my eyes – reading, my ears – listening to me speaking the words, and then writing all I could remember.  This seemed to really help me reproduce the necessary facts I needed for the exams.

I wasn’t born with a great memory, and today I struggle to remember names and faces, and things i need to do.  Sometimes I get concerned that I am getting alzheimers, but then I think of Albert Einstein, one of the cleverest men who ever lived, sometimes didn’t know why he was on a train, going to a place he didn’t know and didn’t know why he was going there, and that makes me feel a whole lot better about my memory loss.  But as we get older and can’t remember things, it makes life a whole lot duller, and more difficult.  Its when we start to repeat ourselves, and become a bore, that life becomes very difficult indeed.  And quality of life definitely is decreased.

9 Strategies to Sharpen Your Memory

“Have Some Food (and Drink) for Thought … “Meditation improves your concentration and focus, which benefits memory,” says Dharma Singh Khalsa, the medical director and the president of the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation, in Tucson.Yahoo! News (blog)”

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/9-strategies-sharpen-memory-173200140.html

 

So we need to do everything we can to help us not to lose our memories, because there is no doubt that eventually if we don’t try and stem memory loss  it will lead to old age degenerative diseases like Alzheimers or Dementia.  Quite frankly I think those must be the most terrifying scenarios, as then you lose your independence and your personality. Hopefully you can put some of the advice into your own life, and put a stop to memory loss in your life.

In the above article there is a paragraph that talks of the benefits of meditation, and whilst I don’t go along with what is written there, because I am a Christian, I will say prayer has helped me enormously in life.  I cannot manage without my ‘quiet time with the Lord’, and I guess in a way that is a form of meditation.  I am alarmed at transcendental meditation, where one quietly repeats a ‘mantra’ or sound over and over again.  I know this as it was something I got into because I was very ill with migraine attacks, and was told it would be a great help to stopping these attacks.  But it didn’t help at all with my migraine attacks but when I became a Christian, I was wonderfully healed of migraine and haven’t had an attack since.  Transcendental meditation didn’t do anything either for my feelings of anxiety or depression, but prayer definitely helps.  And when one has wonderful answers to prayer, nothing can equal the joy of knowing the touch of the Lord upon ones life.  If you are interested in reading a book called The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play Review than click on the link colored in yellow.

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