Believing that you can posses good memorization skills by conducting mind exercises is a big help. It is important for you to have a positive attitude on this.
An example memory technique is called the Link method. Linking requires a lot of association because the best way you’ll be able to remember one thing is when you have it connected to something else. Or when you try to think of an object, something else more familiar comes to your mind.
Try to think of something you always do everyday which requires memorization. Just like when you get up in the morning and do your daily routine, there are still some things you tend to forget, right? You can start from this and then move on gradually to more complicated things.
Think of yourself doing the usual routine one morning, only that you need to drop by your grandma’s house on the way to work. Since it isn’t part of your normal activity, there’s a probability of you forgetting this simple task. Instead of thinking about what you need to do compulsorily after getting up in the morning, think of all you need to do and connect them together.
Feed the dog
Water the plants
Lock up the house
Take a shortcut to Grandmas
Give her a gift
First, just as you’re doing your usual hygiene routine, think of your breakfast waving at you from the kitchen table. Next, your dog starts barking at your breakfast food on the table. But just as this is happening, your houseplants splashes water on your dog, making him run away. Seeing your houseplants behaving like this, you try to lock them out of the house using an enormous padlock.
But since your Grandma loves plants, she insists in letting the houseplants in again. Frustrated, your grandma takes an underground shortcut towards your basement. Then, she presents the houseplants wrapped as a gift, so you’d take them in.
The situation is a simple demonstration of how a person, animals and objects can all be interrelated to one another for memorization purposes. You can still think of the usual routine you do everyday and yet include a new one without interrupting your activities.
The example above has already given you association for the 6 items listed and you didn’t even know it. This is a classic example of a link method.
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