improve your memory and concentration

Improve your concentration to improve your memory.  To concentrate means to focusing intensely.  If you aren’t focused, you won’t be able to memorize new facts or recall information you have already memorized. 

First, raise your brain’s natural ability to concentrate.  In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier.http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/improve-your-concentration.html


To improve your memory and concentration:

  1. Exercise, mental and physical
  2. Get good sleep
  3. Socialize
  4. Reduce stress
  5. Eat brain-healthy foods
  6. Meditate and breathe


To exercise your brain give it something new, an activity that’s unfamiliar.  Keep learning and developing new skills.  Brain-training apps and online programs that claim to boost memory, problem-solving, IQ and attention with daily practice may only lead to short-term improvements in that particular task but don’t do anything to strengthen or improve overall intelligence, memory, or other cognitive abilities.

Physical exercise helps your brain by increasing its oxygen supply and reducing the risk for disorders that lead to memory loss, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Exercise also enhances the effects of helpful brain chemicals and reduces stress hormones. Exercise also plays an important role in neuroplasticity by boosting growth factors and stimulating new neuronal connections.

The ability of the brain to adapt and change is known as neuroplasticity. With the right stimulation, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and adapt and react in ever-changing ways.  When you learn a new skill, memorize information, or develop a new habit, the connections in your brain change.

Eat seafood or other sources of omega-3s: seaweed, walnuts, flaxseed oil, winter squash, kidney and pinto beans, spinach, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, and soybeans.  Cut back on saturated fat (from red meat, whole milk, butter, cheese, cream, and ice cream) which increase your risk of dementia and impair concentration and memory.  Eat fruits and vegetables which are full of antioxidants (substances that protect your brain cells from damage). https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-living/how-to-improve-your-memory.htm



Many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way to meditate.  Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed.   Mental preparation is one step in the IMPACT memory technique developed in England. The brain is not always in a state of readiness to remember new material, but it turns out you can change this by deepening your breathing.  When it’s time to study or remember something new, switch your breathing to slower and deeper. Deep breathing actually changes the way your brain works.