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How to Improve Your Memory and Clear a Path to Success

While an improved memory can’t guarantee success all by itself, developing the ability to remember names, passwords, and PIN and telephone numbers is not likely to stand in the way of your upward mobility.

The “use it or lose it” rule applies to your brain. Utilizing specific exercise techniques may be an additional tool to help place you head and shoulders above the competition.

Consider the following technique:

  • Mnemonics – This is a great memory tool that can help you remember complex information. An example would be to think of Shirley Temple. If you heard the name for the first time, you could imagine “curly” hair around her temples.

Unfortunately, written information is difficult to mentally encode for most people. It’s far easier to remember images, colors, sounds, smells, tastes, etc. And, since writing is here to stay, it’s beneficial if you can find a way to remember “better.”

Use Images to Help Boost Your Memory

Images are vivid, and are fairly easy to recall when needed. Try the following to help boost your mnemonics efforts:

  • Think of positive images. The brain automatically tries to block unpleasant ones.
  • Try to use all your senses in the process. Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch can be strong tools in helping maintain your flow of association.
  • Plant a little humor in the process. It’s easier to remember funny things.

Upgrade Your Education

Using the mnemonic system can help improve your memory. An education can help improve your life.

If you’re thinking about upgrading your education, an improved memory may be able to work wonders. An improved memory can help make information more meaningful. It allows you to organize information into categories that are easier to remember. It can also help you study in an “active” manner and imprint information deeper in your mind.  An improved memory can help you perform at a higher level in the classroom and in other areas of your life.

Contact Everest University Online, a division of Everest University, to learn more about the popular online degrees offered in Accounting, Business, Computer Information Science, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Paralegal and Criminal Investigations.

We can help you find a program that matches your educational goals and lifestyle.

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