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Learning is meant to be fun. For it's through the exploration of new ideas that we get to develop our skills. But unfortunately, not many people feel enthusiastic about learning something new as they tend to forget too fast. While that can be a source of discouragement, you shouldn't take it too personally but rather as a turning point to embrace new ideas on memory retention.
In today's article, we seek to offer you some of the top three essential tips on how to embrace learning without the risk of forgetting too soon. Read on!
First, you've to be inspired to quickly grasp ideas. So ensure that you are always in a vibrant mood whenever you step into the study room/table. If you're pissed off, chances are that you wouldn't see anything positive in whatever you are reading hence zero concentration. Yes, sometimes it's inevitable to get anxious about a given topic. But that doesn't mean you avoid it at all costs. Start by feeding your mind positive vibes and repeating to yourself how you can easily learn. Also, be ready to exercise a lot of patience, especially if the topic has to do with mastering a new skill/ concept.
You can even come up with a study schedule that perfectly corresponds with your most alert time of the day. Remember, we are all different. Some people prefer morning hours, afternoons or evenings. Choose what works for you.
It's often said that the human mind absorbs information more readily after a fulfilling exercising and sleeping session. So ensure you have a perfect balance of the three. For instance, find a perfect place to study and grasp as much as you can. Remember at this stage all the new information will be stored in the working memory; which tends to be temporary. So if you find the information useful enough to remember it's your duty to keep them in the long-term memory.
One way to achieve this is through meditation as it helps to improve concentration. This article on 10 Benefits Of Reading Books | Why Is Reading Important? explains that we get to improve our focus through reading as we need focus to read in the first place. And like the memory function of our brains, focus is exercised.
Consequently, you can opt to exercise before indulging in studies as this triggers the Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor protein, which optimizes the brain's capability. Also, sleeping right after reading increases memory retention by activating the brain's hippocampus (responsible for the formation of new memories).
To submerge the information you've learned into your memory, pass it to someone else through teaching. Remember when you teach, you are forced to remember, summarize, investigate and evaluate to ensure the receiver understands as well as you did. You can also choose to form a group discussion for some question and answer sessions after every learning session. It could be with a friend, family or comrade. Just ensure you share the same ambitions.
Learning is a continuous process that involves a lot of information exploration. It, however, can be a source of frustration if you can't seem to remember what you learned. Fortunately, there are several ways you can improve your memory retention and that includes being positive, having a clear meditation, exercising and sleeping schedule, plus engaging in active learning through discussions.
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