Ten tips to increase your MEMORY

Here are ten quick tips on how to improve memory:

1. Use Repetition – Repeating to yourself the thing you want to remember may be simple, but it really does work. Repeat a phone number several times, for example, and you should remember it for a short while. This works even better if you “sing” it in your mind to engage other parts of the brain. To remember things long-term, repeat or review them several times upon learning them, then the next day, the day after that, the the next week and the week after that.

2. Write It Down – Let the paper remember for you. The point is to have use of the information later, and if that’s more easily done by way of an “external memory device” like pen and paper, why not take advantage of these tools? Also, writing things down is another way to more strongly “fix” something in our minds.

3. Clear Your Mind – Sometimes to recall something you just need to relax and empty your mind of all the other stuff going on in there. Take three deep and slow breaths through your nose and relax your muscles. Pay attention to the air moving in and out of your nostrils. Afterward return to whatever it is you need to recall or work on.

4. Feed Your Brain – This means feeding your body of course. Your brain needs a lot of energy, and will generally function better if you eat some good proteins and complex carbohydrates. Trail mix, with nuts and dried fruit works well for some. Fish has been shown to immediately speed up brain function, as well as improve memory and other brain functions long-term improvement if eaten regularly. Also, the distraction caused by hunger can interfere with your concentration and ability to recall things.

5. Drink Enough Fluids – Dehydration is not always recognized, and can both distract you in ways that get in the way of clear thinking and memory, as well as more directly impacting the functioning of the brain. You can experiment to see if this is happening in your case. Just drink a glass of water and note whether your mind seems to work better.

6. Exercise – Physical exercise has been shown to improve brain function both immediately (after ten minutes on a treadmill, for example), and long term. The short-term effect is because of the immediate increase in blood flow and therefore oxygen to the brain. The long-term improvement in memory and other brain functions that come from regular exercise may also be due to the physical improvement of the brain and body that comes from this repeated increase in blood flow and oxygen

7. Learn A Mnemonic Technique – There are many good memory techniques for remembering names, numbers, lists of things and more. A simple list of items can be “fixed” in your memory, for example, by linking them together in a crazy story that you visualize. You can find some of these techniques (as well as other memory tips) covered here on the website and in the Brainpower Newsletter.

8. Imagine The Use – If you think about how you will use information, you’re more likely to remember it. For example if after learning a new algorithm in a math class you imagine using it during a test, you’ll probably remember it better – particularly when taking a test. Imagine meeting someone again in the future and using his name, and you’ll likely recall it when that does happen.

9. Avoid Toxins – Smoking is the obvious one here. Although it may actually help a person concentrate in the short-term, the damage smoking does may later hurt brain function in general, including memory. Many prescription drugs and of course illegal drugs can also have a negative effect.

10. Reduce Stress – When you’re stressed, your body releases cortisol, which at high levels interferes with the part of the brain that handles recent memories. Chronic stress has even been shown to cause brain shrinkage. Meditate or do other self-work to learn how not to be stressed out. This may be the most important of these tips on how to improve memory, good not only for the brain but for your whole body and life experience.
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Ten secrets of success

How many of these 10 secrets of success do you practice??? Review the below article and look at yourself and compare…

1. How you think is everytjing. Remember to “think positive” at every opportunity. Visualize success, not failure. Avoid negative environments and people. You are what you think. In fact, a study shows that positive thinking actually increases longevity.

2. Decide on your dreams and goals. Be specific about your goals. For example, say “I am taking a cooking class next month,” rather than “i would like to take a cooking class sometimes,’ Create a plan to reach your goals, and stick to it.

3. Take action. Goals alone have no meaning; you need to take action to make them real. Don’t let fear hold you back.”Just do it.”

4. Never stop learning. Take classes, go back to school, read books, join a discussion group. If you are interested in a subject, make time to learn about it. Keep acquiring new skills.

5. Be persistent and work hard. You’ve heard the expression, “success is a marathon, not a sprint.” Keep your eye on goal, and keep working toward it. Dont give up.

6. Learn to analyze details. Get all the facts, and ask for input. This will help you make wiser decsions. Acknowledge your mistakes. but don’t beat yourself up. Learn from your mistakes.

7. Focus your time and money. When you believe in something, put your attention and energy there. Don’t let people or things distract you.

8. Don’t be afraid to innovate; be different. Be true to yourself, and have your own ideas. Following the crowd is a path to mediocrity.

9. Communicate with people affectively. Remember that no person is an island. Communicate your thoughts and desires honestly, and encourage others to communicate honestly with you. Practice understanding and motivating other people.

10. Be honest and dependable; take responsibilities for what you do. Never cheat or lie. When you make promise, keep it. When you screw up, admit it. Without honesty, dependability and resposibility, the other nine secrets of success don’t add up to much.

Practice this tips and i am sure that you definitely gonna have some positive changes in your life…in your attitude…

Ten principles to guide you.

Someone has written these beautiful words. One must read and try to understand the deep meanings in them. They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time.

1 ] Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble; i t is a “steering wheel” that directs us on the rightpath throughout life.

2 ] Do you know why a car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & therear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.

3 ] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4 ] All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry, they can’t last long either.

5 ] Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you geta Diamond, don’t forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold!

6 ] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!

7 ] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

8 ] A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything worse than losingeye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision.”

9 ] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10 ] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.

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