Tricks to Having a Better Memory

We learn things throughout our entire lives, but we still don’t know everything because we forget a lot of information. Why does this happen..?

You have met the person before, but you cannot remember their name? You are constantly asking questions about a movie or a certain book in order to catch up… You lose the car in a parking lot often… Does any of these sound familiar?
There is a reason why you cannot keep track of small details, but there is also a great way to learn how to memorize things easily.

There is a universal formula that helps us to memorize things more easily that was made by Hermann Ebbinghaus, a German psychologist. And it works.

Your brain protects you from overloading with useless information. That’s why all new information is stored in the short-term memory, not in the long-term memory. If you don’t repeat it or use it, you forget it very quickly.

In order to keep the information in your head for a longer time, you need to try to put it into your long-term memory. Forced memorization is not very effective in this case because your brain can’t make sense of the information quickly and form strong associations. If you want to remember things for a long time, you need to extend the memorization period. It should be as long as a few days or even weeks.

The Spaced Repetition Technique

To remember everything , the two principles should be sort of combined. Here is the solution-Spaced Repetition Technique.

To Memorize Quickly

1st Repetition Right after learning
2nd Repetition After 15-20 minutes
3rd Repetition After 6-8 hours
4th Repetition After 24 hours

To Memorize For A Long Time

1st Repetition Right after learning
2nd Repetition After 20-30 minutes
3rd Repetition After 1 day
4th Repetition After 2-3 weeks
5th Repetition After 2-3 months

7 Secrets of Memorizing Things Easily

  • Prioritize what has to be learned, so you can remember only the most important information.
  • Visualize and utilize body language when learning something new, as this triggers the muscle memory and enhance remembering.
  • Use ‘nail’ words so that when you remember it, you remember the rest of the information.
  • Consider that things at the very beginning and at the end are memorized the easiest, which is known as serial positioning effect.
  • Comprehending the material you are learning makes it easier to remember.
  • Opposites are much easier to remember. For instance, if you are learning foreign language remember the word for day and night forever.
  • When learning a foreign language, associated words with the ones you already know.

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