How to master the art of learning and remember things effectively? The secret of your successful learning is to make your memories, stick!
Do you know why you misplace the keys often?
Do you have remembering names?
There are answers for all your questions!
Read further, to learn how you can master the art of learning and remember things effectively.
From the password of your Google Account to the bank account number, the number of things you have to remember every day is surprising. If you have difficulties in remembering them, trust me, you’re not alone!
Do you wish to learn faster?
Whether is a new art form, a new sport or a new language, we blame that there is only so much time in the day. The key to better learning is to maximize the effectiveness of the time spent on learning.
Compare your brain to the Bucket and Water
Let’s say you are filling up a bucket with water. The bucket does not have any problem retaining the water until it starts overflowing at the top.
Is your brain a bucket?
The reality is that our brain does not function the same way. It is a leaking bucket! Think of a leaking bucket, the water doesn’t stay in a leaking bucket and our brain functions the same way. The information that goes into our brain comes out immediately. Our brain is similar to a leaky bucket, which is perfectly normal.
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The art of learning
Here are interesting ways to remember 90% of what you learn and become the master of the art of learning.
As per the research, human remember
- 5% from college lectures
- 10% from reading books
- 20% from audio-visual applications
- 30% from demonstration
- 50% from group discussions
- 75% of practicing what they learn
- 90% by implementing the ideas and teaching others immediately.
Implementing the ideas
If you want to learn a new language, you should speak to the native speakers and take feedback immediately. No books and audios will help you develop your language skills.
If you want to get in shape, work with the personal fitness trainer instead of following YouTube videos and exercises.
If you want to learn dance, join dances classes and forget about learning it via video and audio instructions.
Focusing on solutions with less time
“I Don’t have time for this” is a common excuse we hear. We have 24 hours a day and every minute is unique. Making use of our time effectively results in easy learning. Few people who spend one hour a day to learn a new skill and retain 90% of what they learn. On the other hand, few people spend more than nine hours to learn a new skill but they retain only 10% of what they learn (The exact number can be debated). With limited time, people start to focus more on effective solutions.
Quick tips for effective learning
Spatial memory is stronger
Spatial memory is much stronger than to remember specific words and object. Here is how you can relate and remember the things at home.
Make a list of things you wish to remember. Example: Milk, paper towels, oranges, and bread. Imagine a scene in your mind. Imagine your bathtub overflowing with milk, cutlery wrapped with paper towels in your dining room, kids eating oranges and a picture of bread loaf hanging in your living room. Bring in your creativity and imagine extraordinary things to remember the simple ordinary things at home.
Think of a scene
Create visual memories just like how the camera records images. Our mind is a camera and what we see is imprinted like a photograph. This process is known as encoding.
Do you know why you misplace your wallet, phone, and keys?
Our brain stores a similar version of these memories and over a period, the memory begins to blur. To overcome this and improve your memory, you need to create a precise scene in your head.
- Make a note of the surface Wood, plastic or steel.
- Mark the color of the surface
- Have a look at the special object nearby
- Now, frame your scene!
Connect with the lifeless things through Emotions
Can you have an emotional connection to objects such as pen, keys, wallet and the rest?
The Harvard and MIT scientists have compared that people can remember the color of few simple squares in a photo because they were able to remember the emotions details about the photo. In order to remember more, you can link an emotion to every object.
Example: Where have you kept your diamond ring?
The diamond ring gifted by the husband for wedding anniversary stays safe in the wardrobe we bought together.
Mnemonic – An effective technique
“VIBGYOR” is famous and it is the easy way to remember things. You can use the same technique and relate it to the things you want to remember.
Connect new things with the older things
Should you remember someone with the name “Baker”? Is there is the best way to remember? The name means nothing to you but the Noun baker is someone who bakes, who wears a white hat and messes with flour. If you could relate a word with other words, you will be able to remember more.
When you try to retain your memory, you are prone to countless distractions. Learn how to remember more information every day and it will help you to achieve the powerful skills to achieve the goals faster. If you know how to remember, you can spend less time in re-learning and focus on the new ones.
Today is the youngest you’ll be, do not blame the time, find the best way to spend it!