How to Practice and Enhance Your Memory and Focus
Today, bombarded by data, we often recall some things, but they are distorted so much that they become as far from the truth as possible. In order to avoid this, you need to be able to remember the data you want, and that takes focus. When reading on a site, you should be immersed in what you are reading, and not looking at all the hyperlinks which can lead you to the next five most interesting things. In order to make your focus and memory better, here are some things to have in mind and some to practice.
A Healthy Body Means a Healthy Mind
You shouldn’t really be trying to learn and focus on things if your body is in shambles. Learning and getting better is a process which requires your body to be at least in a healthy state. That requires a sound sleeping schedule, a diverse diet, and enough exercise. You do not need to be Usain Bolt or Arnold Schwarzenegger in terms of body quality and size, but you should be free of pain and soreness, with a good quality diet. These things affect memory, all of them.
Focus on the Focus
Practicing meditation is one of the most common ways to practice focus, at least in the western world. Meditation can be performed anywhere, at any time, though that is usually only done by advanced practitioners or masters. Beginners usually sit in a comfortable position, stare at a single spot and breathe, always returning their focus on the breath.
Breathing is something which happens all the time and by focusing on it, you have a certain rhythm. Thoughts are bound to come forth, like water from a dam, but that is the entire point of it. Even with the thoughts passing by, you should be focused on breathing. Just keep that in mind. Practicing focus is essential because a focused mind will take less time and effort to remember what needs remembering.
Memory Works as Far as You Do
You can remember stuff when you apply yourself. A focused mind will remember things easier than a distracted one, that is not in question. A tired mind will more likely remember bits of information if anything. Jumbled information or wrong information can hurt you, whether your performance on an exam, an interview or while exercising.
A good trick to memorizing is to rest as often as needed. Learning is effective only for a while, and after a certain time, you will progressively be less effective. Find your sweet spot and use it the best you can.
Challenge Yourself to New Goals
If you are having trouble with learning one goal, you should turn to other hobbies and goals. It is remarkable how your mind can be refreshed by learning something new. New goals, when achieved, can encourage you to come back to your previous task with new vigor. The mind loves challenges, especially if you give it some time off. It is said that some problems are best solved after a break, or when looking at them from a different angle.
To train your brain, you should realize that learning is a big process which includes your entire body, hobbies and day to day life. The sooner you realize that the sooner you can commit to bettering your learning skills.