Take five minutes
Fast ways to improve your memory
Focus on the task at hand
If talking to someone, make sure you ask them questions, or if reading a book or a report, ask yourself how you would summarise the information to a friend.
Don’t try to multitask
Doing several things at once will increase the number of mistakes made due to having to divide your concentration on several things.
You’re more likely to forget things if your home or desk is cluttered. Take a few minutes each day to tidy your surroundings.
Socialising helps ward o depression and stress, both of which can lead to poor memory loss. Look for opportunities to get together with friends and loved ones, especially if you live alone.
When making a list, repeat each entry out loud – you will nd it commits to memory much easier.
Physical activity increases blood ow to your whole body, including your brain. If you don’t have time for a work out, try and squeeze in a few brisk ve minute walks a day.