Learning how to increase the memory power of your brain is one of the best things you can do to change your life. All knowledge is nothing but memory. If only people were scientifically taught to memorize in schools we would not have to spend time reading blogs. It is a well-known fact that all the memory giants have worked on their memory and get it to the point that makes us go WOW. I am going to talk about seven easy steps of increasing the memory and making you sharp.
As youngsters we know that we had much better functioning of brain. It is a myth that old age brings down your cognitive capabilities. It is primarily because of the lack of use that memory is declining and not because of age. Let me give you an instance, before the advent of cell phones I used to remember at least 10 phone numbers in my memory. Now I don’t remember more than two numbers. This does not mean my brain is less capable of memorizing.
The single most important change one can make to improve memory is doing yoga. I am not going to leave it at that. I am going to tell how to make sure you actually do yoga. I do yoga and I observed that once I lay down the yoga mat I start working. So I only think of one thing in my mind and that is to lay down the yoga mat and I just don’ bother about the yoga itself. The interesting thing is once I lay down I make it a point to not get up. It sounds silly to you probably but I will tell you why it works. Your mind is averse to the thought of doing exercise because exercise is a process of bearing a short-term inconvenience for a long-term benefit. So when you just think of laying down the mat which is not really inconvenient you can easily push yourself to that and the rest happens automatically.
The second most useful thing you can do is to learn meditation from a proper source. Pick any successful man you will find that he does some sort of meditation. This helps a LOT in terms of improving memory. I will just give a few pointers to meditation. Meditation is NOT concentration. It is in fact de-concentration. A good place to start is read books by Osho.
Solve puzzles! This piece of advice should be followed depending on the type of lifestyle you have. If you are person who does a lot of mental work you probably need not solve any puzzles. Before you make a decision on this please differentiate between a mental problem and emotional problem. I mean being a manager(in general) is more to do with emotional intelligence compared to a researcher or a scientist. You be the judge of it. A great place to start are a Rubik’s cube and Sudoku.
Just making these three changes will help you observe changes in your mental abilities. If you are already doing it and looking for information which blows your mind completely I suggest you look at the website given below.