Most people think that they have a poor memory. We think we are stuck with forgetting things periodically. It must just be part of life.
Most people resign themselves to the fact they have a faltering memory. They figure it is part of life that they can do nothing to change. Forgetfulness is usually more annoying than life threatening.
Unless you have had a traumatic experience that leads to amnesia, you can increase your ability to remember even little things. Your ability to recall things can be improved with exercises.
Activity is the essential component to strengthening your mind. If you do not keep your mind active it will lead to its weakening. You have to make a decision to keep your mind active and thus improve your memory.
It is easier to remember short and simple phrases or images. This is why advertisers do not use lengthy jingles and images. Short and simple is much easier to memorize.
Efforts involving your short term memory will end up helping your long term memory. One tool you can use is to envision certain details of something. Think about how you will use that detail to remember the item down the road.
Remember the names of people that you meet for the first time can be a challenge. Pretend that you know you will see them again and have to know their name. Try to pick out something about them that will help you remember them. This will help you remember them in the future.
You may struggle at first with memory exercises. You can start out with your basic pen and paper to make lists of things you do not want to forget. This will help you to remember these things while you work on memorizing others.
You can work yourself up to the point where you can eliminate these pieces of paper. You will be training your mind like you train your body. Your mind will be stronger and less forgetful.