Memory training exercises
Every day, a business person faces many tasks that need to be resolved correctly and on time. And how many things you need to keep in mind! If at least one important detail is forgotten, then there is a big risk that everything will go awry – after all, everything is interconnected in business and management. Is it possible to train your memory so that it never fails? Of course yes! Memory and attention exercises are almost like training your body: in order to achieve results, classes must be systematic, and the load must be optimal.
There are many ways to train memory. They are developed by doctors, psychologists, and simply creative scientists. The effectiveness of each of the methods will be individual, so it is important to try as many exercises as possible on yourself in order to find exactly “your own”. And if you periodically alternate them, then your memory and ability to concentrate will improve even more.
Sit comfortably and try to relax your muscles. . If it is small, you can take it in your hand. Start looking at it very carefully. Look into the details, into every millimeter of this object. Imagine that you were given the task to draw this object as accurately as possible to the original, but from memory. Completely “turn off” the brain so that it is not distracted by extraneous thoughts and focuses only on the subject, you most likely will not succeed the first time. But as soon as you feel that your attention has begun to dissipate, return it to the subject in question again. Each time you return your attention, change the angle of your vision. This exercise takes about 10 minutes.
Exercise 2. See the bright
We continue to work with the subject (so that it is not boring, choose a new one each time). Start looking at the subject, also trying to abstract from other thoughts. But as soon as you are distracted, at least a little, immediately close your eyes and try to visualize your object inside yourself in the brightest possible color. Repeat several times. At the moment when you try to remember an object in detail, and also endow it with a bright color, the brain gets a kind of shake-up and starts to work more actively.
Exercise 3. Elements of one whole
For the exercise, you need to select a picture. It should be pleasing to your eyes and quite rich. It can be some kind of illustration from a children’s book, as they are usually bright and have many elements. For a few minutes, consider the whole picture completely, trying to perceive it as one whole. Then mentally break it into separate parts, for example, into 4 or 6. And consider each of the parts in turn, trying to remember all the details. When concentrating on one part, do not look at the other. After you have mentally analyzed all the parts of the picture, again return to considering it as a whole. The second time you look at the whole picture, you will see on it those details that you did not notice at the first examination.
Exercise 4. Synesthesia
Synesthesia is a phenomenon in which a person associates the perception of one phenomenon with some kind of feeling. This happens quite interestingly: for example, each word for a synesthete has its own specific smell, and when he hears a sound, an association with some color appears in his head. Try to develop this perception in yourself. What does red smell like? What does the “r” taste like? By associating your internal sensations with visual objects, you will force the brain to root them more strongly in memory. Consequently, visual memory will develop.
Exercise 5. Complex ornaments
Everything that does not have a clear structure and repetitive logic is much more difficult to remember. To develop the ability to remember better, you need to train on just such things. Try the following exercise. Take a stone with many chaotic veins and cracks. Marble or malachite is perfect, but if you didn’t find such stones, you can simply download a high-resolution photo of them. Take a sheet of paper and a pen and start redrawing the pattern on the stone in as much detail as possible. This will be quite difficult, since every smallest element is different from the other. After you are done, take a blank sheet and try to draw the same pattern, but only from memory. On the first try, you will not succeed in an exact copy of the stone, but each time you will notice that you are getting better and better.
Memory training exercises
Exercise 1. Street sounds
Walking down the street, you hear a lot of extraneous noise – the conversations of passers-by, the noise of cars, the wind, the sound of heels, the phrases of street promoters, and so on.