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Remember and to be remembered are the most important phases of life. It’s the memory that holds out life into a living one. Memory is inevitable in revisiting the incidents, revisiting the people, revisiting the lessons, revisiting the corrections and rerouting the future life. For youngsters or job aspirants in exam point of view memory is nothing but to remember the things you have studied. Most of us might have thought about how I could improve my memory power or what can be done to improve our memory to excel in our life. If you are a competitive exam aspirant preparing very hard to memorize certain things you should definitely go through all the 10 hacks to improve your memory. Let us look into the 10 hacks to improve your memory.
1.The Thanmathra Principle
Lot of you might be confused about the Thanmathra principle. Well, it is nothing but a reference of the famous Malayalam film Thanmathra starring the complete actor Mohanlal. The plot of the film is so interesting, which is about Alzheimer’s disease. Let’s forget about the cinema and its performance and let’s focus on the small hack it says. In one of the scenes Mohanlal mid-ways of an orientation session with the parents of a school put forward a task to every parent out there. He throws certain words randomly and asks them to reproduce the words in the exact order he said. Many of them fail the first time and he provides a hack to do so. He connects a story with all the words and makes the parents say even in the exact reverse order of the spelled words. Maybe this seems to be so simple but a great principle is hiding out there. It’s difficult to remember random things which have no connection to our mind. To make a connection with mind to the things we want to remember is important while you increase the memory power. Next time if you connect a story with all those random things you need to remember it will be easier to remember the story and thus the random things too. Don’t you dare to say you have forgotten the stories you heard from your grandma while you were too young. It’s just like that. Make up a story and try to remember the things you want to remember. This hack will surely help you to improve your memory.
2. Catch Me Yesterday
Catch me yesterday is a hack which you try to remember the yesterday. Maybe it sounds so simple and silly to remember yesterday. Well, if you thought like that, it’s not. Because remembering the yesterday in order to increase the memory power is not just remembering the main events of the yesterday. Catch the yesterday means to remember each and everything from your wake up to the lights of your yesterday. This may be easy for a person who is not doing a regular life or having very diverse days too often. But if a person does regular stuff on a day-to-day aspect it’s even hard to remember even the date and day. But if you could practice this everyday morning or night you can improve your memory like a computer Machine.
3. Car to number
I’m not being gender stereotypes here. If a man who loves to look into the cars will surely notice some of the variety or rarely seen cars in the road he comes across. Maybe in a rural area if you notice a Lamborghini, you will surely remember the fact that you had seen a Lamborghini yesterday. But how would it become when you apply what is special about what you have seen. Maybe you were seeing 10 cars of the same brand and company. If you could recollect something special about every car it would certainly increase your memory. Gradually you should increase this exercise to remember the registration numbers of the cars you have seen every day. That level of progress in the hack will make you a pro in developing or increasing your memory power.
4. Sing along
Some people like songs of certain music composers. Some people like some songs of certain singers. Anyways everyone has got their taste and preferences. But when it comes to remembering the songs there are mainly two categories of people. One is they could remember the lyrics of the songs. Some could remember the tune of the song. Identify the category which you fall for. And practice the opposite of your category. Which means if you have an instant tune remember, ask your lyrics remembering friend to throw some lyrics of the famous songs and try to identify the tune of the songs. If you are from the other category, ask your friend to post a tune or karaoke and try to recollect the lyrics of the song. I know this is not a self practicing hack to improve your memory. But surely this hack will increase your memory as well as your mental health because it’s more like a game with your fellow beings.
5. Obituary column task
This is one of the weird hacks to do in this list to improve your memory. Why it’s so weird is that it’s related to the dead people. Every local newspaper will have a dedicated column for the obituary. In the obituary column there will be the data of recently died people in very similar columns and description. What is so boring about it is, we don’t know the person in every column will seem the same because every column consists of the name, age, place , occupation and their family members. Try to read the full obituary for a while and try to remember each one of the above said details corresponding to each person instantly. If you could pass this test in some day, try to increase the details you remember. Actually, if you ask me what I should do by remembering all these data of dead people, I must say you could do nothing. But you can increase the short-term memory out of it. You just remember all of sudden and after the moment you try to forget also. Forgetting is also important like remembering.
6. Ego with Google memory
Ego with Google memory is somewhat the same kind of hack like catch me yesterday. If you are person who uses the Google photos, there is some facility like it will make you remind the earlier photos you took months go or years ago. Those photos will be shown as a memory on this day of year xxxx you have done this or you have taken this photograph. Our task is what when you see the photos, try to remember all the events come across associated with that photo. Increase this practice so that you should be able to say each and every event and moment of that day which happened year back. This exercise will try to increase your memory time 10x faster. In the hack called catch me yesterday, you have tried to remember the yesterday only. But in this hack eventually you are trying to revisit the any day of your life as you like. So, it’s very hard and very useful while exploit your memory.
7. Phone Number Game
There was a time when we used telephones which had dial pads to call people we like. There will be a telephone directory associated with every telephone in our society. The telephone directory may be printed one or may be the diary we customized according to our intimate people. Whatever be the nostalgia, the point we got here is there was a time we used to call people by calling their numbers. Some people don’t even use directory to call their special ones whom they interact with too often. They might have memorized their numbers as such. After the invention of mobile phones and smartphones we can easily save one’s number in our phone book app on our mobile. So, it’s hard to know even your spouse’s number these days. So, what you are supposed to do in this hack to improve your memory is try to remember the phone numbers of the intimate people you like to call. Try to increase the number of people who can remember their phone number. This will help you to increase your memory.
8. Index Game
Reading books may be a hobby for many people. Some may be reluctant to read books. Anyways it is easy to reproduce the story or the main content of the book you read. If you have read it with your mind, you could possibly reproduce the content of it in an easy manner. How it would be If I ask you to reproduce the index of the book. It’s so tough. Index doesn’t mean the page number of the important contents of the book but how the book has been partitioned and what is the title of the partition? Try to remember the index of the book in such a way that it will increase your memory as well as increase the clarity of the content you would like to reproduce someday.
9. Comment It
Commenting on people’s things or events was considered an awful act before. But after the spread of social media, it is awful not to comment on a post. Well that comment is not intended in this hack. If you have keenly noticed you can understand every day or every person you come across there will be people and events which are similar or not demanding any special attention. This is hard to remember also. But if you Have thought about a comment regarding the same in your mind it will be easier to remember that particular thing or person. Because it means there was something special about that person or event from other people. Using this hack, you can improve your memory but make sure you are not judging people or commenting on them in an offensive or hurting way.
This is the last hack which I would like to discuss. Do meditation once a day and try to detoxify your mind and improve your focus and concentration. Your memory will be increased automatically. You will have a sharp memory and a peaceful mind too.
Try to imbibe these hacks in your life to improve your memory power. By adapting these hacks it doesn’t mean that it will transform you to a super computer which can remember everything over every time. The memory power of a person will be determined by the biological and genetic characteristics of a person. Apart from the born features it will be depending upon the age and health conditions. As you age it will be difficult to remember things as in your childhood. So, keeping in mind, try to experiment and exercise these hacks to improve your memory. Keep studying keep winning