How To Retain Information

Most of us spend a big chunk of our life studying and learning new information. Your potential career and future success is very much dependent on your study performance. Science dictates that the more you apply yourself the more you’ll achieve and hence succeed.

So the big question is, you’re working hard to absorb the information your being taught but it just doesn’t stay. It goes in one ear and comes out the other. What is the solution for this very common issue?

Two Effective Solutions

The only way to retain information is to send it to your subconscious mind. You have to make a clear passageway between your conscious and subconscious minds. There are two possible ways to do this.

Repetition

This is why you remember your name and a lot of other vital pieces of information in your life. You repeated the information or it was repeated to you countless times which is very effective in drumming it into your head. The same goes for learning new stuff, the more you review the material the more you’ll retain it.

This might not be news to you but its worth hearing it again and again! There’s no shortcut, those who were successful really worked hard going over their material countless times. As a matter of fact the same goes for any skill or talent, only through an infinite amount of practise can one become professional. This is backed by hard scientific evidence. Get cracking…

Focus

This is the next tool your mind uses to retain information and remember events. We never forget powerful experiences. This is because we are so focused on the occuring events, it gets seared into our memory and we do not need to work on remembering it. It could be either a strong positive experience or adversely a negative one.

Focus and concentration is the opposite of distraction. Absolute concentration means full absorption, whereas total distraction means being absent.

But this is not so easy. In a way its harder than repetition because its a quality in your mind not in your actions. This leads us to the next title…

How To Focus Better?

10 ways to improve your concentration when studying or in class.

  1. Remove all possible distractions such as phones, gadgets, fidget toys etc.
  2. Keep away from friends who will disturb or try to communicate with you.
  3. Make sure you’re eyesight is up to scratch.
  4. Get the sleep you need. Don’t underestimate the power of sleep.
  5. Eat healthy. Refined carbs can really affect your concentration.
  6. Exercise does a world of good.
  7. Clear your mind before studying from all the things you have to do.
  8. Relax yourself. Listen to music (before class), slow your breathing, body relaxation etc.
  9. Find a subject that motivates you so you’ll be goal driven or remind yourself every so often of your end goal.
  10. Practise concentration in small amounts every day by focusing on an object for as long as you can without interruption.

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