A strong ability to recall information is a big asset. The better your memory, the easier it will be to remember names and important details and give presentations under stress.
You will improve your ability to recall information when it counts if you:
Give Yourself Enough Fuel.
Lack of sleep can negatively impact both your mental and physical health. Not only will you experience more stress after a night of little or poor sleep, but you’ll also be more likely to struggle with your memory the next day. If you want to keep your recall sharp, get enough sleep at night.
Minimize your sugar and caffeine consumption. Instead, fuel yourself with real, complex sources of protein and nutrition. While you should be proud of a good work ethic, don’t push yourself to your limits; if you are experiencing fatigue, headaches, or noticeably poor memory, assess if you need time to rest and recover. Fatigue, stress, and hunger can all impede your ability to form memories, as well as to recall them.
Strive to Stay Present.
Push your mind to focus on new information and events as they unfold. Don’t let your mind wander to your next appointment or the next item on your to-do list; pay attention to the conversation or task at hand. Your mindfulness will in turn help you form higher-quality memories. Pay attention to your sensory experience such as what you hear, smell, and see; being mindful will help you notice and record these details.
Use “Tools” That Make Recall Easier.
Consider adopting a mnemonic tactic that works for you. Habits like grouping information and forming stories have been shown to help people improve their memory. Some people associate an aspect of a new person’s appearance with a particular visual or string of words to help them remember a new name. For example, if you meet a gentleman that is tall, you might create an association between his height and name, such as “Skyscraper Bob,” to help you recall Bob’s name next time. Of course, you’ll never let Bob know your memory trick.
Use a Larger Screen.
Studies suggest that people forget detailed information from smaller screens more easily than information they read on larger screens. While phones may offer convenience, consider using computers and tablets for research and composing carefully crafted emails.
One of the best ways to keep your mind and memory sharp is to keep using them! Take time to learn new information and skills each year. The habit of learning new things will keep your brain elastic AND help you stay competitive in your field.
A good memory will help you build your business. More tips for improving your services and growing your professional outreach are available on the Syncis Money Blog today.