As we get older, keeping our minds and bodies healthy becomes even more important. If you’ve noticed that your memory could be better, we have some key ways to improve it – but don’t worry, none of these will be good enough to make you remember any of the traumatic things that happened to you as a child.
Working out regularly helps you to feel your best physically and mentally, but even though this will aid you in remembering things from college and high school, don’t push it, or else your daily crunches will help you remember being bullied on the playground, or your parents’ divorce.
Get a good night’s sleep.
Sleeping for at least eight hours every night has been proven to help your memory, but we recommend only getting six to seven hours so you don’t accidentally remember your sister locking you in a closet for over three hours in second grade.
Getting enough fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals in your diet is essential when it comes to enhancing your memory. Just make sure to fit in some cheat days so your carb-induced brain fog stops you from remembering watching your mother cry in the rearview mirror while she drove you to soccer.
Play games that help with cognitive function.
Games like sudoku and the matching game are great for strengthening your mind, and doing them every day works wonders for brain function. But you shouldn’t do them every day because then you’ll remember exactly what your parents screamed at each other when they thought you weren’t listening.
So if you want to improve your memory up to a fixed amount of time from your teens to your adulthood, then try out any or all of these methods to boost your memory and remember what you learned in high school English class. For anything else, just try not to think about it!