Writing things down, on paper or on-screen, is the best way to make sure you remember important info and tasks, but sometimes you’ve got to rely on your plain old brain to keep essential data sorted and handy. Whether it’s a client’s name, a password or combination you want stored only in your head, or answers for an upcoming test, there are plenty of techniques and tools to help you lock in important stuff and pull it out when needed.
- Nap to improve memory. Researchers in Israel report a daytime nap may help memory — especially for those learning more than one skill in one day.
- Visualize reminders with the Palace Technique. 5 steps to use the memory palace technique
- The best way to remember passwords is with a single master pattern.
- I’ve great problems with remembering names. Remember names with repetition techniques. How to remember names
These are just 4 out of ten, go read the other memory hacks on lifehacker.com.