Tip No. 2: Imagine Pictures
Our brains are better at remembering pictures. Often times the things we have to memorize are difficult and essentially abstract things to our brains. If you take a moment to visualize them as pictures in your mind, relating them to things you already know (create meaningful associations), then you instantly make them more memorable! Here’s a great example: remembering your grocery list. By picturing your list as a series of meaningful pictures, you’ll never forget it. Say you had to buy: spinach, eggplant, milk and bananas. Rather than memorizing eachword, memorize each word as apicture in a little bizarre story that connects them all (the stranger it is the more memorable it will be). So imagine this: Popeye the sailorman is planting an egginto the ground and watering it with milk instead of water, and guess what sprouts out? Bananas! Bizarre but memorable.