The brain is amazing with all of its untapped potential, and its ability to regenerate its complex structure and the cells that make it up. Many people believe that their poor memory is just an unfortunate part of their life, but a poor memory can be improved significantly. Here are 3 ways to help improve your memory.
1. Increase Your Self-awareness
Improving memory function requires you to understand how memories are created. Basically, information your brain receives is encoded by the short-term memory, and it is stored in parts of your brain that facilitate your working memory. When you recall events from the past, your brain reconstructs the memory from storage. The more times you recall a certain event, the more likely it is that you will continue to remember it.
Each time you recall a specific event, you are improving your recall ability and providing your brain with different view points which in turn forces your brain to make new associations. When you become aware of what brings certain memories up you strengthen your recall ability. The games at the Exodus Escape Room are a good way to increase your self-awareness and to test how well your mind works.
2. Diet and Physical Activity Are Essential
Exercise has been proven to help with encoding and retrieving information. Physical activity increases blood flow to the brain and maintains the brain’s oxygen levels that are required to help maintain a healthy brain. Science has recognized that “brain foods” will help the brain which means they also they will help the memory to function better. Flavonoids found in plant foods are valued as “brain food.” Some foods in this group are onions, leeks, celery, parsley, broccoli, citrus fruits, soybeans, berries, green teas, tomatoes, and red wines. However, eating foods high infat and empty calories harm the memory recall. Saturated fats and cholesterol are high risk foods that are thought to increase the risk of the onset of Alzheimer’s along with some other health risks.
3. Avid Stress And Get Enough Sleep
Any situation that is grounded in stress will be more difficult to recall accurately. Stress will confuse the facts with imagined facts. A form of PTSD can set in when any event is surrounded by stress. The memory of these events will not only be more difficult to recall, but the memory is likely to be flawed. Good memories, the kind that are more easily recalled are developed from stress-free situations and these will not create more stress.
The brain requires sleep to function properly. Sleep restores the brain and cleans out the toxic fog that built up the day before. New cells are regenerated and your mind is able to work more efficiently. Recall is always better when the mind has been rested.