Do you struggle with forgetfulness?
Do you ever feel as if you could perform better in school, at work, or in your personal life if only you weren't held back by your tendency to forget?
Have you tried numerous different memory aids without any noticeable improvement in your ability to remember?
If you answered yes then you're not alone. Today's fast-paced world is filled with a constant stream of information to absorb. When you study for a test, you need to retain hundreds of pages of material. When you go to work, there are deadlines to remember and new connections to network with. Even at home, there's that unrelenting "to-do" list that seems to only get longer.
Without a good memory, you are left with only frustration at being forgetful. In fact, a bad memory prevents you from performing to your fullest potential. You may have found various gadgets to remind you of your upcoming tasks and responsibilities, and you may be utterly and completely dependent on those gadgets to remember simple bits of information like your grocery list or your loved one's birthday.
Does it feel like you have too much to remember? Perhaps.
Is it impossible for you to remember all of it? No.
Improving your memory is a lot like learning anything new - one must start from the beginning. In Memory Exercises: Create a Habit for Memory Enhancement, author Ivan Harmon does just that. Harmon uses neuroscience in this crisp, concise book to help you understand the mechanics of the brain, while illustrating fun, practical ways to make your brain more receptive.
Understand what your memory is, how it works, and how you can retain more.