14 Mar Exercise for Mental Wellness: Improve Your Long-term and Short-term Memory
Exercising your brain is crucial in maintaining positive mental health and overall well being.
In this video, I will teach you a simple mental technique you can do every day to improve your short-term and long-term memory
In many ways, our mental wellness revolves around our ability to process and retain information. The better your memory, the better chances you have of not falling victim to Dementia, Alzheimer’s or other forms of mental deterioration.
Physical exercise is highly equated with mental health. Very often, the two go hand-in-hand and strongly affect one another.
Another way of preventing and/or dealing with negative mental wellness is to practice brain-strengthening tactics.
There are many out there, but this is one of the few that has worked well for me and, as someone who practices this technique frequently, I can personally recommend it.
Here’s how it goes…
MEMORY BUILDING TECHNIQUE
- In order to receive the full benefit of this exercise, you need to practice this technique every evening for 4 weeks. Set yourself a reminder on your phone so you don’t forget.
- Each night, take a moment to sit in a quiet space. (I actually prefer to do this when I lay down in bed.) Take a second to clear your mind of anything that is hanging on from the day.
- Close your eyes and start to visualize the very moment you woke up that morning. Begin by thinking about the first thought you had or the first thing you saw when you opened your eyes.
- From there, walk yourself moment by moment, step by step through each and every thing you did that day.
- Continue to do this until you find yourself thinking about the moment you sat down in that quiet place (or laid down, whatever).
- If you find that your getting stuck or having trouble recalling the details of the day, try thinking about the next big thing that happened after that. Then work your way backwards.
At first, you will likely only be able to remember general things that happened and quite often I feel asleep before I could get halfway through the day. However, as you practice this with consistency, you will begin to notice that remembering the details becomes easier or clearer than before. Your ability to focus on specifics and details will also improve through using this method.
An additional benefit I’ve personally noticed is my subconscious seems to store more detailed information that before. Or possibly I am just taking notice of them more often. Either way, I am certainly enjoying the benefits.
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