Sharpen Your Short-term Memory

Memory Foundation

‘I forget things I have read soon after I have read them.

And I’m struggling to retain information. Please help!’

This came from one of our Brain Tuners recently.

Could this be you?

Or maybe this?

‘What else was on my list?!’what-else-do-I-need-shopping

You need FIVE things from a quick trip to the supermarket and you have only four in the basket ….

You KNOW you’ve forgotten something.

We’ve all done it

It happens to everyone, now and again

But you DON’T want it to become a habit.

Your short-term memory skills need practice
to keep them sharp.

Check yours out with this two-minute video.

What is your short-term memory?

I heard this the other day:
“Jack’s short-term memory is shot! He can’t remember what he had for

Actually, Jack isn’t having a short-term memory let-down. He’s having a recent long-term memory lapse.

Short-term memory relates to the information
in your head this very moment. (Like the five things you decided you needed when you popped into the supermarket).

Information lasts for just a few seconds in your short-term memory unless you take active steps to retain it.

Your ‘Improve My Short-term Memory’ Solution.

Here’s a quick, step-by-step summary to help you to improve your short-term memory.

It will take you less than two minutes to master it.
We’ll use your shopping list as an example.

  1. Take an active interest in the items you intend to buy.
  2. Mentally ‘shine a light’ on each of those items. ‘See’ them in your mind.
  3. Create a memory trace by picturing each in their aisles in the supermarket.
  4. Commit them to your long term memory by repeating out loud (maybe in a rhythm),  connecting each to a crazy image of your own or, as a final resort, by writing them down (but please try without looking again at the list).
  5. Step into the supermarket with confidence and buy the FIVE items!

Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

It is!

It is simple. AND. IT. WORKS.

You’ll find more great tips and a daily memory-improvement plan of action in Dr Lamont & Gillian Eadie’s new book, 7-Day Brain Boost Plan





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Dr. Allison Lamont & Gillian Eadie MEd

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