Introduction: If you have some difficulty remembering things, these memory aids could be a mental helper to you. The more you exercise your memory the more alive it stays for you to use and use it longer.
As soon as you meet someone and are introduced, repeat that name immediately. If you are not sure you heard it correctly, ask to have the persons name repeated. Hearing it a second time will help you recall it later. Say that name to yourself once or twice to get it registered and ready for easy recall.
If you are working on recalling a name or anything else, give it some association so that can jog your memory later. Choosing something that reminds you of what you are trying to remember is a big help. An example is when your are trying to recall a street name is to put a store in the name of Azalea Court by associating a florist to help you with a clue. Hints will jar the memory when you choose a correct item of association. You can make up your own association with what you want to remember.
When you meet that person the second time, even if it is the same night, repeat their name to yourself and then again when you see them or say good bye. Help your brain with repetition so it can remember. If you need to practice; repetition is a good side kick for learning to remember and recall.
When you hear the name or what you would like to remember, think of the letter of the alphabet that it starts with. The clue will spur recollection. Concentration on one letter can help your memory come up with what you are trying to entirely recall. Even if you don't completely finish the recall with a letter of the alphabet, you will be close and that might be all that it takes for completion later.
Creating a jingle or collection of words that will refresh your memory is such an effective memory enhancer. They don't have to rhyme, just words put together to help your brain keep material you don't want to forget. An example that was taught when I was 8 years old and asked to set the table helped me recall the necessary items to be put on the table. The words were bread, butter, salt, pepper, sugar and milk.
Yep, I need to use all these tips, great job as usual! h5!
My poor memory can use all the tricks you offered. Excellent tips. HI5
I like to visualize really weird things to help trigger my memory. However, I rarely forget these really weird things and they're now all over my brain.
Good tips, I need a jingle for my 50 passwords! :)
These tips are very helpful for someone like me with short term memory issues.Nice list!
I am terrible at remembering names. This list will help. Thank you!
I always seem to forgot people's names 5 minutes after meeting them. Very embarrassing. Great list of 5.
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