This would appear to be a no-brainer. We need our memory to be strong in order to get through the day and do the basic things, like remember passwords for our ATM or where we put our car keys. We want to impress our boss, and do better in school, and those all require a good memory. What we don’t realize is that there are things in our lives that tend to hurt our memory, and we can do that without realizing it.
Numerous studies have proven that the more stress we have the worse our memory is. People who are constantly forgetting where they parked their car, or missing appointments, have been proven to have a higher stress level than those who don’t have memory problems. When you want to remember more, stress less. The good news is that the more you lower your stress, the better your memory, and the better you will feel overall. Stress has been shown to cause other physical problems as well, including inflammation of joints (inflammation also affects memory); weight loss; better sleep patterns.
Actively improving your memory helps you to learn faster and retain what you learn. You are better able to grasp concepts and apply them to situations. The better you are able to grasp concepts and knowledge, your brain connects the dots to form more brain cells connections, which strengthen the chain of connectivity to increase understanding.
Faster learning puts you on the fast track to success in school and career. Being able to catch on quickly definitely sets you apart from the rest of the crowd when it comes to getting noticed and advancing.
You enhance your ability to become a more well rounded person, being able to utilize more areas of your brain and strengthening them to perform better, when you increase your memory. It can also affect your relationships. By being able to remember dates and appointments you will score points with your significant other. By recalling what they like and dislike, remembering something they said a while back they had wanted, and remembering what they really have an aversion for will definitely save a lot of arguments, and bring a renewed affection that you actually were listening to and hearing them.
At work, remembering the names of clients or potential clients, and small bits of information they had previously provided, will make an impression on the client and the boss.
No one can know enough about everything. Listening to what goes on around you, and improving your memory by reducing your stress, getting proper rest, eating right and exercise you will be amazed at the difference you will make in your life — for the better.
About the author:
Ron White is a two-time USA Memory Champion and memory expert. As a memory speaker he travels the world to speak before large groups or small company seminars, demonstrating his memory skills and teaching others how to improve their memory, and how important a good memory is in all phases of your life. His CDs and memory products are also available online at BrainAthlete.com.
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