Some people have very sharp memory, and some have very short memory. Professors & poets are known to have a short memory.
Mr. Sengupta was a very good poet during his college life and used to be a centre of attention during college fest.. But today he is known for his forgetfulness. His wife sends him for bringing vegetables, but on the way to the market he used to forget and used to bring oil or something else.
Neha is a housewife. In the morning she is usually busy with her cooking for children and husband but often she forgets to give tiffin to her husband or children.
Forgetfulness or having short memory is associated with age. But this can happen to anybody and at any age. According to psychologists forgetfulness or short memory can be improved. Understanding human memory is a complex process.
Memory is guided by your mood and situation and even a person who has forgotten a particular thing can recall it given the same mood and situation.
Memory has three stages – first is feeding of data and its interpretation. This is followed by keeping the data for short or long term and lastly recalling the data.
In old age due to loss of hearing, seeing and sense of feeling the data is not properly fed in the mind. This can be also due to having any medicine, lack of sleep, tension.
Just like human body develop problems due to lack of exercise similarly human mind needs exercise.
By exercise we mean thinking. The best time for this is before sleep, but it is better if you can do it 24 x 7 x 365.
- Every day before sleeping, think what you have done throughout the day and plan for next day.
- Think about the problems of daily life, find out alternatives and take a decision.
- Try to solve the puzzles, crossword and other mind games which make you think.
- Read newspaper, books, articles whenever you get time and increase your knowledge.
- Add yourself to a social networking site or to a knowledge blog where you can discuss what you have leaned.
- Finally always believe that learning is a life long process and it includes relearning