8 Quirky Ways to Boost Your Memory ...

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When was the last time you walked into a room and forgot why you were in there?

Or you had something to do – but you just couldn’t remember what?

Forgetting things sometimes is par for the course, but if you’ve noticed your memory is feeling a little fragile recently, it’s time to do something about it.

While everyone knows the common ways to boost your memory, there are some other – more everyday – ways to do it too.

Here are my favorites!

1. Guess

Okay, so this doesn’t sound like it’ll improve your memory, but it really will.

Forgotten how many cups of flour that recipe needs?

Have a guess.

Or can’t remember which way to turn at the end of that road?

Guess that too.

Guessing will imprint the right answer in your mind, and you won’t forget again.

2. Use Your Wrong Hand

I’m right-handed, so if I really need to remember something, I do it with my left hand.2

Writing out an address or phone number, leaving myself a note – do it with the ‘wrong’ hand, but make sure it’s legible.

Your brain will have to engage in a way it doesn’t for the other hand, so you are twice as likely to remember what you’ve written.

3. Three Times

Repeating something three times helps to ease it into your mind.

I have no idea why, but this really works!

I use it when I’m meeting new people.

Once you’ve been introduced, try to use their name three times in conversation.

You’ll be much more likely to remember – and avoid the embarrassment of calling someone the wrong name!

4. Forget Bookmarks

I’m so used to using bookmarks in various forms – pieces of paper mark my favorite recipes in cookbooks, I’ve got pages folded over in my current novel, and even in magazines and catalogues.

Go without your bookmarks for a while, and let your brain remember where you are.

It’s a great memory boosting exercise, and if you end up reading the same page a few times, you might even find something you’ve missed.

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