I might have a dream of swimming with those incredible creatures, however for now I just whished their behaviour. These largest land mammals on earth have proven their long memories lie on their behaviour.
My fellow study colleagues must agree that memorizing high volume of information required for each exam can sometimes be a big challenge. I really mean those little pesky formulations where there’s nothing to understand but just to formulate and then abracadabra!
There are easy marks to gain for easy formulations however, we all need elephant great memories for pass marks.
I recently found myself stick to caffeine (coffee ONLY, other drugs are illegal! I’m a good daughter!) to keep me awake and believing that was enough. Well, it was for the Certificate level however, looks like I need some Memory Boost for the Professional level (I’m getting older!).
Everyone is different but I’m happy to share my tips to boost your memory… after a while they work for me:
Water and Brain Function – Drinking water and brain function are integrally linked they say. Lack of water can cause lack of focus, brain fatigue or brain fog, as well as headaches, sleeps issues, anger and depression. Scientific proved that water gives the brain the electrical energy for all brain functions, including thought and memory processes.
They clearly advise, when your brain is functioning on a full reserve of water, you will be able to think faster, be more focused, and experience greater clarity and creativity.
Healthy Food: a quick roundup, this list of foods included in your daily diet will help you boost your memory: Avocados, blueberries, broccoli, coconut, Dark chocolate (Kilograms please), eggs, olive oil, salmon, celery, spinach walnuts and Tumeric.
My FAV is really this amazing Tummeric drink (Instantly Golden Turmeric Latte – The original Golden Mylk ® blend) definitely giving me at least energy you can buy it from Planet Organic (http://www.planetorganic.com).
Consistent Walks or frequent exercise is been proven that can boost your memory and brain power.
Speak out loud – reading hours can be sleepy easy go but if you try to speak out loud can help you to remember better.
Rewarding yourself with a TREAT – Wine Pizza and Popcorns are my excuses 🙂
Create a mindmap – it’s all about practise but after you’re into it it’s just so much easier.
The Mind Map Book from Tony Buzan was very helpful a few years ago available at (https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-mind-map-book/tony-buzan/9781406647167)
Diagrams – Draw as much as you can, believe your artist self. Visual information is much easier to recall.
App Access Denied or Blocking distract sites will improve your focus for long hours.
Read real examples, real scenarios help to remember and understand complex chapters. FM magazine, Velocity, CimaConnect and Tedx videos are a great source.
Learn to learn
Practice makes it Perfect