Our brain and memory work in ways that are indeed wonderful and amazing. As humans, we do have the power to put these both to their best uses and make our memories much sharper and stronger. If you can do so, then coping with and memorising the entire syllabus of UPSC will be a cakewalk for you. And this blog will tell you exactly how to improve your memory.
Here Are Some Tips To Improve Your Memory While Preparing For Competitive Exams:
- Begin with affirmations: The mind works miraculously well if you have strong faith in yourself. So, practice telling affirmations to yourself like ‘I can’, ‘I will’, ‘I am sure of’, etc. This will help you to enhance your ability to remember things better.
- Practice makes you perfect: The more you practice, the better it is for you. With repeated solving of questions and reading of facts, your memory becomes used to it. This helps you exercise your brain further and with regular practice of lessons and solving of question papers, your memory becomes more polished.
- Read, write and memorise: Read, revise, write, repeat. Let this be your ultimate mantra as the more you revise your notes, there will be higher chances of you recalling the information in your exams. Also, after you have learnt something well, write it down on a paper. If you can do this regularly, then the practice will have a photographic impact on your brain and if a piece of information slips from your mind, you will automatically recollect it when penning down the answer.
- Stay organized: In order to have a sharp memory, you should be organized. Writing and maintaining your notes in order helps you to stay well prepared and recall information effortlessly. You can say this even from a psychological perspective. This also keeps worries and tension at bay; reasons why you can forget everything you studied so well.
- Sleep well and meditate to have a healthy brain: Above all, Relax! Yes, you need to relax your brain to have a sound memory. If your brain stays all worked up right before the exam, your memory will blank out. Thus, taking short breaks in between your studies to meditate, sleep or relax is extremely crucial for a better recollection of information.
Besides nurturing a sharp memory, there are a few things that you must take note of. Of these, you should know by heart the civil services exam pattern, syllabus, important books to study from, current affairs and also getting hold of previous years’ question papers. If you manage to tackle all these aspects just well, then you are definitely going to crack the competitive exams with impressive marks.