October 11


Basic Memory Strategies

By Peter Julian

If you struggle with mild memory problems, there are strategies that can help. One idea is to use mindfulness training to improve active attentiveness. Beware of attention fatigue and environmental distractions, both of which make recall harder. There are several techniques to aid memory, such as repeating information over time, creating visual images, and placing items mentally in a location. Rhymes, acronyms and chunking also help. Even the act of writing something down makes it easier to remember it. Linking what is to be remembered with emotions is another useful technique. Furthermore, memory suffers when we are tense or anxious, so try to relax. Finally, don’t beat yourself up if you forget someone’s name.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mindfulness training can improve one’s active attention ability, which will help with memory.
  • Use visual images, chunking, acronyms and rhymes as ways to help remember things.
  • The mere process of writing something down helps us remember it.

“Note that strategies take effort to implement, but that’s good!”

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/managing-your-memory/202210/basic-memory-strategies

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