6 Tips to Boost Brain Power
How would you like boost your brain power. These six handy tips will turn you into a genius!
Bad with remembering Customers Names?
How would like to or remember everything from your wedding anniversary (vital) :)… right through to Customers babies/pets names?
This is due to our reliance on Technology. We rely so much on Google for instant answers and spend so much time flitting between instantaneous messages on our smartphones and PCs that our brains and memories are decreasing in their capacity.
But never fear…
Six easy steps to Improve your Memory
The general saying is you can build your memory muscle. It’s like the adage….
“if you don’t use it you lose it”. Thus by simply exercising your memory muscle more, you can effectively re-hardwire your brain to remember far more. Yaaay!
Write it down, say it aloud
What I want you to do is immediately say it “out loud”.
That’s right…. to simply say the word & write it down increases ability to retain the information by more than 76% so it’s suddenly locked into your memory.
Focus & Concentrate
eg: you do 2 things but only half as well.
The secret here is to concentrate.
Focus 100% on 1 thing, and only do one thing at a time.
If you’re busy multitasking while trying to remember something you can Guarantee your chances of remembering it are dramatically reduced – by at least by 50%.
Use Crazy visuals & pictures
So for something you want to remember, definitely construct a visual image of it. See the thing in your mind. Next, in order to super boost the ability to recall this picture or thing…. now make that picture in your head “a crazy scene”.
The weirder and stranger the picture is in your mind the easier it is to recall. Here is an example:
Because the child has a big chubby face and unfortunately looks a bit like a pumpkin (sad but true)
I can paint a Vivid picture of a baby with a Pumpkin head….
…This I then immediately make a connection to the movie “Sleepy Hollow” – about the Headless Horseman, a movie with Johnny Depp…
….which makes me think of Johnny Depp, who was also an Edward Scissorhands.
I know it’s a crazy picture….
But a baby with a pumpkin head makes me think of sleepy Hollow & then Johnny Depp
and Johnny Depp makes me think of Edward Scissorhands.
So I now embellish this Vivid picture/memory by seeing Edward Scissorhands chop off the head of the pumpkin baby.
I know it sounds crazy…. but that’s why I easily remember that the friends baby’s name is Edward. Via the Vivid Memory connection/Picture of a Pumpkin Baby being decapitated by Edward Scissors hands
Baby name = Edward.
Crazy…. but it works!
Try it. The more ludicrous and crazier the picture… the easier it is to Remember!
Any form of a puzzle or mental game, helps you to remain both cognitively and mentally active.
So pick up that pen and put down that mobile phone.
Get Smarter Friends
Sitting in front of the TV does nothing for your brain, but visiting an art gallery or maybe watching political debates and then discussing it does.
Nothing kills brain cells like boredom. So get out there and start being intellectual.
Find ways to always be actively introducing new concepts, opinions and ideas.
Get out and Get some exercise
Whether it’s walking running or playing football on a Saturday you want to get out there and start nourishing your brain with both oxygen and vitamins.
Our brain needs optimum nutrition and vitamins to function at its best. Stay hydrated and eat lots of almonds (supposedly great brain food).
To keep that brain in tiptop shape just follow our simple tips, so the next time we meet you hopefully remember my name.