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Games and Activities Help To Improve Your Memory

How Does the Human Brain Work Compared With Computers?

In spite of what many people think, the human brain does not work similar to computers. We cannot just assemble some extra memory parts like hard disks and chips. Scientists still are studying on the capacity of the human brain. Some say we never use the total capacity. So let’s say the capacity of our brain is endless.

Another and very important aspect is: How do we use this fantastic organ?

The Human Brain Needs Maintenance.

If we were more conscious in taking care of our brain, we surely could improve our memory. Equally to our physical condition that improves by exercising and game, our brain condition increases by mental activities and playing memory games.

Maybe you visit the gym on a regular basis to keep up the shape of your body. Do you pay attention to your mental health at the same quantity?

Certainly the health of your memory benefits from a good physical exercise. But you can pay specific attention to your brain as well as to your physical condition resulting in improving your memory.

Brain Work-Out Examples.

There are lots of games to play together that rely on your memory. Card games like bridge and whist are great to train your memory. Poker, but only for fun, is also perfect.

You can make a more defiant version of the game “Memory”, you usually play with your kids. Just make your own by using lots more cards with pairs of illustrations. (If you’re not familiar with this game: see footnote).

When you think of things or games that appeal to your memory, I assume you can find much more examples of games and other activities that appeal to your memory. Just pick them up and have lots of fun while exercising your memory by a game or an activity.

On the Road.

When you see a car you don’t know the model and possibly the brand of find it out. Remember it and train your brain to recollect as many brands and types as possible. You can make a game of it while travelling with your family or friends or colleagues.

Challenge Your Brain and Memory.

Look for situations or actions you never did before. Take some course or training on a subject interesting and where you never really learned about.

How about making music? You don’t need to be a prodigy to make music with pleasure!

Think of reading a popular scientific book on a subject of interest to you. You also can take a book on a subject you never heard about. Good chance it will arouse your interest giving you lots of pleasure at the same time your memory is activated.

Be Fully Present.

Full presence in what you are doing or reading or watching is an important aspect needed to improve your memory. You will discover the more concentrated you are, the more you will remember about what you did or learned.

Most people think they can (or must) do several activities at the same time. This distracts you and the quality of all of your activities suffers from this distraction. You will find out that concentrating at one thing a time ultimately gives more quality and efficiency in your activities and also in your memories.

Conclusion.

Look out of the box of your normal life and habits. With an open mind you’ll discover many opportunities to exercise your brain with games and activities.
You will have lots of fun and experience the benefits to your brain and memory.

Footnote.

The “Memory” Game consist of pairs of cards with all kinds of illustrations. You play the game with the cards on the table and the illustration side invisible. Flip over cards two at a time and see how many matching pairs you can find! And since it’s simple to learn and quick to set up, the MEMORY game adds more play to playtime. For 1 or preferably more players. Normally there are 72 picture cards (36 pairs). Making your own version of the game you can increase the quantity of pairs, resulting in a more challenging game.