Current state of Readiness: Preparation
Individuals openly state their intent to change within the next 6 months and are more aware of the benefits of changing, but remain aware of the costs.
Our Goal: To encourage and motivate you to make specific plans.
Featured Videos & Articles
Ways to Improve Your Memory
- Learning takes work
- Develop a habit of actively paying attention
- Just by concentrating on what you want to remember, your memory will improve
Make learning conscious and deliberate
- Make a point of thinking to yourself that you want to remember something
- Repeat what you want to remember to yourself
- e.g. I am parking my car on level 2 near the green pole with the letter A on it.
Don’t overload your circuits
- When two sets of information are in direct competition, older people tend to select one to remember and one to ignore.
- Younger people try to remember both even though they might not remember them equally well
- Make a list or a note
Make a mental picture
- This is more important in familiar places than in unfamiliar places.
- You are more likely to pay attention in unfamiliar places
Use all of your senses
- A combination of sight, sound, and tactile memories are easier to remember.
- Can you remember your last vacation?
- What was it like?
- Think of the experience using multiple sense
Learn new information and engage in the complex and novel
- Activities which provide the greatest value to the brain
- Challenge the brain
- Stimulate leaning
- Require practice
- Promote synaptic density
Embrace change in your daily life
- Sit at a different chair around the dinner table
- Sleep on the other side of the bed
- Brush your teeth with your other hand