ICSE is knocking at the door: Some handy tips to Improve Your Memory
There are some persons, usually very rare, who have photographic memory i.e. eidetic memory; the rest rely on mnemonic devices. But everyone can take steps to improve their memory, and with the passage of time and practice most people can gain the ability to memorize seemingly impossible amounts of information and do well in ICSE.
1. First of all you have to convince yourself that you do have a good memory that will improve. Most of us get stuck here and convince ourselves that our memory is bad, and it affects us in the ICSE exam, that we are just not good with names, that numbers just slip out of our minds for some reason, etc etc. But should you do? You have to erase those thoughts from your mind and vow to improve your memory for your ICSE exam.
2. Exercise your brain regularly. Keep your brain active and improve its physiological functioning before your final ICSE exam. The best way to do so is practising riddles, puzzles, doing mental maths etc.
3. Regular physical exercise improves circulation and efficiency throughout the body, including the brain. It can help the students for their ICSE exam and ward off the memory loss that comes with growing older. Exercise also makes you more alert and relaxed. Thus exercise can improve your memory uptake and the performance in ICSE will improve.
4. Reduce mental stress. Mental stress during ICSE exam can make remembering much more difficult. After prolonged stress the brain may be damaged. Chronic stress will affect your health and your memory. It will damage the brain and finally affect your ICSE exam. So the best option is to learn to control stress.
5. Eat well and eat right. During the ICSE exam a healthy diet, contributes to a healthy brain. There are a lot of herbal supplements on the market that claim to improve memory in the exams such as ICSE, but none have yet been shown to be effective in clinical tests (although small studies have shown some promising results for ginkgo biloba and phosphatidylserine). A healthy diet, however, contributes to a healthy brain, and foods containing antioxidants—broccoli, blueberries, spinach, and berries, for example—and Omega-3 fatty acids appear to promote healthy brain functioning. Feed your brain with such supplements as Thiamine, Vitamin E, Niacin and Vitamin B-6. Grazing, eating 5 or 6 small meals throughout the day instead of 3 large meals, also seems to improve mental functioning (including memory) by limiting dips in blood sugar, which may negatively affect the brain.
By Koushik Bhattacharya,