Nowadays we depends so much on gadget or mobile to remember things. Even from our routine work schedules to birthday dates, appointments and contacts numbers. Old days we used to remember things ‘manually’ like our friends contact numbers and home addresses.  But now not anymore, we become lazier and our brain are so much dependent on gadget or smart phone data storage. Our short term memory is not given the opportunity to store and remember.  woman-girl-300x212 HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SHORT TERM MEMORY Most people compensate this problem by writing notes, lists of important data and synchronized to their PC. This may provide a short term solution but it doesn’t make your brain to remember and works better. Have you ever experience that sometimes you thought you forgot to lock your car but actually you did. Do you ever forget your client’s name after being introduce for less than 8.5 seconds? You can remember your school days 20 years ago but you can’t recall things discussed just passed 20 minutes. Sometimes when you got a contact numbers from an operator and you can’t capture in your brain. If you have ever experienced this, I suggest it’s about time you have to improve your short term memory. WHAT ACTUALLY CAUSES THE LOSS OF SHORT TERM MEMORY? The causes of short term memory loss can be quite varied, from neuroegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, to a lack of vitamin B-12. There are also a number of causes of short-term memory loss, some which due to medical conditions (such as seizures, epilepsy, heart bypass surgery, depression) ,certain prescribed medications and others that are related to injuries. Tablets-medication-medicine-drug-300x206 HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SHORT TERM MEMORY A lack of oxygen to the brain can contribute to affect short-term memory. Consumption of alcohol and drug abuse, concussions and other trauma to the head can impact short-term memory. If you have some of the above situation, you may find yourself to have some degree of short term memory loss. 3-WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SHORT TERM MEMORY AND OPTIMIZE YOUR BRAIN NATURALLY brain-300x232 HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SHORT TERM MEMORY 1) PRACTICE BRAIN TRAINING Brain training is not just about playing crossword puzzles, playing cards and so forth. Brain training exercise have to be relevant with real life. The exercise shall include component of attention and concentration, ability to receive knowledge, speed thinking, and working memory. 2) MEMORY TECHNIQUES Chunking is process linked to mnemonics that involves breaking up a series of data into more digestible pieces. The most common example is using dashes or spaces to break up the series of digits in a phone or credit card number. In order to make it easier to remember, we can hyphenate them into groups of 3 and 4 to make it easier to remember rather than a series of 9 and 12. Not only numbers, it also can be applied when going to market. List down the grocery items and group the items by category such as dairy, meat, spices etc. Grouping to smaller shopping lists is much easier to recall than to remember the larger one. Most people simply never tried and making effort. People usually write things down to make it easier instead of remember things. 3) MNEMONIC DEVICES Mnemonic devices are techniques a person can use such as formula, rhyme, verbal or visual to help in improving their ability to remember something. In other words, it’s a memory technique to help your brain better translate and vividly recall important information. One simple example is to use the route to your workplace, with landmarks  such as building shape or colour along the way becoming the information you need to memorize. Another example for instance, in Mathematics, students must remember the Trigonometry formulas so that they can identify and solve the correct way. Often remembered as “TOA” “CAH” “SOH”- meaning Tangent = Opposite over Adjacent. Cosine = Adjacent over Hypotenuse, Sine = Opposite over Hypotenuse. 3) TAKE BRAIN SUPPLEMENTS Nutritional deficiency in our diet can contribute to memory loss. Nutritionist recommend eating more nutrient-rich foods or specific vitamin supplements can provides the brain with all the nutrients it needs to function properly. If you are looking to improve your short term memory, you can consider to take a brain supplement such as vitamins B, C, E and Omega-3 fatty acids.  

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