Memory is ‘inbuilt’ in human beings, so we can say that good memory is a bestowed trait. But it can be improved by some strategies.
These strategies are used by those who have an impressive memory. Here are a few of these,
Use your senses
If you have to put something in an unfamiliar place, say what you are doing out loud: “I am putting my sunglasses on the table by the door.” By letting your ears register the information, you increase your chances of remembering it later.
Use Post-It notes
Keep some in every room and stick a reminder where you are most likely to see it. If you need to remember to phone a friend later in the day, put a note on the phone so that you will notice it during the day.
Your cell phone comes with a built-in calendar you can set to remind you of what you need to do during the day. Use it!
If you can, do something while you’re thinking about it. If not, write it down and put it where you can see it, so you don’t forget about it.
Sleep on it
Research indicates that most people need six to eight hours of sleep (that’s at least two cycles of deep sleep) per night, for their brain to go through the chemical changes needed to integrate new skills or facts into long-term memory.