To improve your skill of remembering required information, other than practicing your brain, there are a few easy things that can be done.

1. Organization. Write down certain things in journals, notebooks, or telephone books. Making notes on complex information and then comprehensively categorizing the notes can help tremendously to organize the information. Words and images can also help in memorizing information.

2. Involve your senses. Even though many of us tend to memorize using our visual sense, we can also relate information through our other senses like sense of smell, touch, taste, feelings and emotions. Using your senses helps in imprinting data into your brain.

3. Understand complicated data. To remember complicated data, you need to first understand it and then convert it into its simplest form of learning. If you are able to describe it in your own words, then you are successful in learning it.

4. Alter data learning into your learning style. Learning data is dependent on your learning style. If you are a visual learner, you are able to remember data effectively when you read and if you are an auditory learner, you can remember well if you employ audio devices.

5. Over learning. Information can be practiced repeatedly until it is retained in your brain. While preparing for an exam for tomorrow, dedicate your review time by remembering what you have learned at various intervals. Rehearsal is more effective than cramming. When you have over learned certain information, remembering it will become second nature for your brain.

6. Relate data to what has been learned. You can associate information to what you have learned long ago, whether it is an update or entirely new data.

7. Pay attention. It is not possible to remember information that you have never learned. Learning involves encoding data into the brain and to do this, concentration is required. If you get easily distracted, try understanding the information in a quiet place so that you are not interrupted.

8. Be motivated. If you are serious about memorizing and learning, you need to have a positive attitude. If you keep on chiding yourself by saying that you have a bad memory, it will drastically affect your mental motivation to remember.

9. Use mnemonics. Mnemonics are clues that can aid in remembering anything through associations of the data we want to remember with a symbol, a word or an image.

The common mnemonic devices are:

1. Images – you can utilize a microphone to remember your friend mike or wind for Wendy. Be sure to always use positive images because the brain tends to block unpleasant images

2. Words. You can use words that start with the first letter of each word that can represent the initial of what you want to recall. For example, musicians usually remember the lines of a staff E, G, B, D, and F by remembering the words “Every good boy does fine.”

3. Acronyms. These are initials that can create words. Musicians remember the spaces in a treble staff by memorizing the word FACE.

4. Rhymes. Most of us have learned that 30 days hath September, April, June and November.

5. Humor.By providing overstated symbols to relate facts and figures can be pleasing to brain coding because it is humorous and it will be simpler to recall.

Mentioned above are some of the easy ways to improve your memory. Through these techniques, you can surely have a sharper and much better memory.

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