How to Improve your Memory: 5 Tips

Hi you gorgeous people!

One part of learning a language is memorizing vocabulary. It can be boring – like writing them down and repeating -, or fun – like watching movies over and over, but sooner or later a little bit of memorizing is essential.

So here are some tips on improving your memory:

1. Sleep!

When you’re sleep deprived, your brain can’t operate properly.

A good night’s rest is critical to learning and memory: lots of important memory-enhancing activities happen during the deepest stages of sleep.

2. Laugh

Llaughter is the best medicine, right?

Listening to jokes and working out punch lines activates areas of the brain vital to learning and creativity. The happier you are, the better you think… isn’t nature amazing?

3. Don’t worry… meditate!

Meditation has been proven to produce more activity in the left prefrontal cortex of the brain, the parts associated with happy feelings. It also creates more connections in the brain. And you know what that does? It increases mental ability and memory.

4. Eat healthy food!

You probably already know that a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, “healthy” fats (such as olive oil, nuts, fish) and lean protein will provide lots of health benefits, but such a diet can also improve memory.

5. Exercise your brain!

Memory, like muscles, needs you to “use it or lose it.” The more you work out your brain, the better you’ll be able to process and remember information.

Activities that require using your hands are a great way to exercise your brain. Playing a musical instrument, juggling, enjoying a game of ping pong (table tennis), making pottery, knitting, or needlework are activities that exercise the brain by challenging hand-eye coordination, spatial-temporal reasoning, and creativity.

So, if you think you need a bit more memory before you begin the ABA English course: have some fruit, pick up the guitar and have a good, long laugh with some friends.

Do you have any more tips on improving your memory?

If you do, let us know!

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