WHEN FACED WITH A PROBLEM; DON'T SAY "WHY ME"; SAY "TRY ME".
THE TOUGHEST HOUR OF YOUR LIFE WILL ALSO HAVE ONLY 60 MINUTES.
IN MATHS; MEMORY OR IN LIFE; NOTHING IS BORING OR DIFFICULT; IT CAN ONLY BE CHALLENGING OR TRICKY.
ASK GOD NOT WHY HE GAVE YOU PROBLEMS; BUT ASK HIM FOR THE STRENGTH TO FACE THE PROBLEMS.
BE POSITIVE ALWAYS EVEN IN THE DARKEST TIMES.
SMILE AND LIVE WELL WHEN ALIVE; LAUGH AND GO WHEN THE TIME COMES TO GO TO GOD.
PERSIST—FOLLOW UP—NEVER LOSE HOPE—NEVER GIVE UP.
SUCCESS COMES IN CANS; NOT CAN'T; WHICH MEANS IT'S POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN LIFE ONLY IF YOU'RE CONFIDENT TO DO SO.
DO NOT SPOIL YOUR PRESENT BY WORRYING FOR THE FUTURE
NEVER,NEVER,NEVER SELL YOURSELF SHORT
YOU CAN MOVE A MOUNTAIN WITH YOUR SELF-BELIEF
JUST DO IT
BE REALISTIC; HAVE ENDLESS EXPECTATIONS; WORK TO ACHIEVE THEM
MAKE THIS YEAR THE BEST OF YOUR LIFE
LIVE AND LET LIVE
SPREAD HAPPINESS ALWAYS
SMILE SMILE SMILE
LIFE LONG REMAIN YOUNG
ONLY FEAR GOD
LIFE IS FULL OF UNCERTAINTIES; VALUE LIFE ALWAYS
HARD WORK ALWAYS PAYS; A SINCERE
PERSON NEVER FAILS
 
 
   
 
 
  Memory Tips  
  Mind Mapping | Exam Tips | Tools of Memory Improvement
Training for Corporates & Professional
| Yoga can also Improve Memory | Mathemagic
 
 
Mind Mapping
  A mind map helps you see not only what is there, but also what is missing.

Here are the fundamental aspects of Mind Mapping:
 
Start with your central thought
 
Write the premise in the middle of a blank sheet of paper.

Then list the first idea that comes into your mind.

Next, note down any related points.

As you exhaust ideas on a topic, move to the next idea. Note down related points.

Repeat this process until you have exhausted all the ideas and related points you want to cover.
 
Be free flowing
 
One of the models I use for the mind looks like a pinball machine.

It can bounce around very quickly to numerous ideas before it comes up with a logical conclusion.

We have all had this experience at some point or the other: someone says something to you.

You pause for a minute and then reply. Your listener asks where in the world your response came from.

You reply, "You said this, which reminded me of that, and that made me think of that, and that's why I said that to you."

For you, the thought progression was very logical, but anyone else looking at it may not see how you got your reply from the original statement.

The Mind Mapping technique accommodates this type of bouncing around better than either note taking or outlining.
 
Use only keywords
 
Often when taking notes and creating an outline, we use too many words.

Most people think faster than they write.

(The human mind can think 1,200 to 1,600 words a minute. On an average, most people only write freehand 25 to 35 words a minute. The best of us can type a little more than 100 words a minute.)

The key concept is to think in bullets and jot down one or two words that capture the concept. This way, you won't slow down your thinking.
 
Allow yourself to bounce around
 
You might be on your third or fourth key idea and, suddenly, you think of something that fits back with idea number one.

Stop. Bounce back up, add the idea, and continue. That's okay.
 
Feel free to connect things that relate
 
When two topics relate to one another, simply draw an arrow to connect them.

Draw the arrow with the same colour as the rest of the mind map or with another colour to clearly highlight the intended connection.
 
Try short bursts
 
Time yourself for five minutes.

Then take a break. Sit back. Look at your mind map.

Do something else.

Then, spend another five minutes adding, modifying and adjusting.

Remember, Mind Mapping is your tool. Let it work for you.

Many people, when exposed to Mind Mapping, say, "I could never show this to my boss."

A mind map is not necessarily for others. It is primarily for yourself.

Use the mind map, not as a report, but to dictate or type the report.

Use it to make sure that all the elements you want in the report are there before you start.
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Exam Tips
 
Get smarter
 
Strategise your time. Prioritise. Work hard and achieve!

Approach your work with prior planning. Only then can you be successful.

Cramming will not work now.

Ever thought of preparing a list of the chapters/ topics of all the subjects in decreasing order of difficulty levels so that you can focus easily on the difficult chapters first?

Do it if you have not done so yet. Prepare a time table by allocating the days of the week to the subjects.

Take up difficult subjects every day. Practise easier ones on weekends.
 
Oh my God! Time's up!
 

You never want to face this situation. For that matter, no one does.

Even comprehensive coverage of the syllabi does not work when it comes to facing the pressures of time, because they are brutal.

Start timing your solutions to each and every question from now on.

You must know, for instance, the time you need to spend on a three-mark question in Science.

A rather more important task is to allocate the time for unexpected questions.

This is because these unexpected questions take most of your time and energy.

 
Presentation makes the dish yummy!
 
Make it easy for the examiner to identify the question number and the section it has been attempted from.

The way you present your views can make it easy for the examiner to go through your paper quickly.

Moreover, you are not going to meet your examiner to explain what you intended to write; it is your handwriting that introduces you to the checker.

Always attempt your paper neatly.
 
Are your answers patented?
 

You are no longer expected to mug the bookish language. For that matter, you do not have much time for that.

Let the tone of your answers not be bookish. You should own your answers.

They should give the impression that you have understood the topic fully.

Of course, in some places, you will need to quote the lines from the textbook (as in case of theorems in Mathematics or in Social Sciences), in order to make your answer authentic.

 
Take Mock Tests. They work!
 
Building self-confidence and maintaining it throughout the test is very important in order to excel.

Focused preparation is the key here.

It is a good idea to spend time solving previous years' papers. This helps you become familiar with the test pattern of each subject in advance.

But make sure you attempt those mock tests in the same format and with the same limitations which you will face on D-day.
  Best of luck !
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Tools Of Memory Improvement
 
Imagination
 
It is what you use to create and strengthen the associations needed to create effective mnemonics. Your imagination is what you use to create mnemonics that are potent for you. The more strongly you imagine and visualize a situation, the more effectively it will stick in your mind for later recall. The imagery you use in your mnemonics can be as violent, vivid, or sensual as you like, as long as it helps you to remember.
 
Association
 

This is the method by which you link a thing to be remembered to a way of remembering it. You can create associations by:

Placing things on top of each other
Crashing things together
Merging images together
Wrapping them around each other
Rotating them around each other or having them dancing together
Linking them using the same color, smell, shape, or feeling
As an example, you might link the number 1 with a goldfish by visualizing a 1-shaped spear being used to spear it.

 
Location
 
It gives you two things: a coherent context into which you can place information so that it hangs together, and a way of separating one mnemonic from another. By setting one mnemonic in a particular town, I can separate it from a similar mnemonic set in a city. For example, by setting one in Wimbledon and another similar mnemonic with images of Manhattan, we can separate them with no danger of confusion. You can build the flavors and atmosphere of these places into your mnemonics to strengthen the feeling of location.

You can do the following things to make your mnemonics more memorable.

1) Use positive, pleasant images. Your brain often blocks out unpleasant ones
2) Use vivid, colorful, sense-laden images - these are easier to remember than drab ones
3) Use all your senses to code information or dress up an image. Remember that your mnemonic can contain sounds, smells, tastes, touch, movements and feelings as well as pictures.
4) Give your image three dimensions, movement and space to make it more vivid. You can use movement either to maintain the flow of association, or to help you to remember actions.
5) Exaggerate the size of important parts of the image
6) Use humor! Funny or peculiar things are easier to
remember then normal ones.
7) Similarly, rude rhymes are very difficult to forget!
8) Symbols (red traffic lights, pointing fingers, road signs, etc.) can code quite complex messages quickly and effectively
 
Designing Mnemonics
 

Imagination, Association and Location
The three fundamental principles underlying the use of mnemonics are imagination, association and location. Working together, you can use these principles to generate powerful mnemonic systems.

 
Using Your Whole Mind To Remember
 
The key idea is that by coding information using vivid mental images, you can reliably code both information and the structure of information. And because the images are vivid, they are easy to recall when you need them.

Our brains evolved to code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, positions, emotions and language. We use these to make sophisticated models of the world we live in. Our memories store all of these very effectively.

Unfortunately, a lot of the information we have to remember in modern life is presented differently as words printed on a page. While writing is a rich and sophisticated medium for conveying complex arguments, our brains do not easily encode written information, making it difficult to remember.
 
Mnemonics
 
'Mnemonic' is another word for memory tool. Mnemonics are techniques for remembering information that is otherwise quite difficult to recall: A very simple example is the '30 days hath September' rhyme for remembering the number of days in each calendar month.

The idea behind using mnemonics is to encode difficult-to-remember information in a way that is much easier to remember.
 
Remembering with the Story Method
 
Alternatively you could code this information by imaging the following story vividly:

An AVON lady is walking up a path towards a strange house. She is hot and sweating slightly in the heat of high SUMMER (Somerset). Beside the path someone has planted giant CORN in a WALL (Cornwall), but it's beginning to WILT (Wiltshire) in the heat. She knocks on the DOOR (Dorset), which is opened by the DEVIL (Devon).

In the background she can see a kitchen in which a servant is smearing honey on a HAM (Hampshire), making it GLOSSY(Gloucestershire) and gleam in bright sunlight streaming in through a window. Panicked by seeing the Devil, the Avon lady screams 'SORRY' (Surrey), and dashes back down the path.
 
Key points
 
The Link Method is probably the most basic memory technique, and is very easy to understand and use. It works by coding information to be remembered into images and then linking these images together.

The story technique is very similar. It links these images together into a story. This helps to keep events in a logical order and can improve your ability to remember information if you forget the sequence of images.

Both techniques are very simple to learn. Unfortunately they are both slightly unreliable as it is easy to confuse the order of images or forget images from a sequence.
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Training For Corporates And Professionals
 
Memory is not just needed for students. It is a must in the Corporate World and Day to Day life. We need a Sharp Memory to succeed in life and a Trained Memory is always an asset.

I have seen Grown-ups having FEAR THAT THEIR MEMORY IS FADING. I would like to point out that with regards to memory; there are 2 types of fears i.e. USEFUL FEARS AND USELESS FEARS. Can you make a list of useful fears and another list of useless fears. Ask yourself the following:
How clear are you in your thought process?
How aware are you?
Does awareness come only when you get worried.

The 3 laws of memory are Imagination, Observation and Concentration. They need to be used if you would like to make your short-term memory Permanent.
A Memory for names and faces is obviously of enormous value to politicians. But it is equally important for businessman and professionals. It adds to his goodwill and influences the business positively. Try the following for remembering a name of a person introduced to you;
 
1. Get the name clearly
2.
Repeat the name immediately after the introduction
3. See whether the name has a meaning in itself
4. If it has no meaning, find an appropriate meaning
5. Repeat the name several times
6. Write the name down
 
I remember over 2,000 Telephone and Mobile numbers and remember over 700 Individuals Date of Birth. I BELIEVE IN THE FUNDA: "LEARN ONCE AND REMEMBER FOREVER". I have created an Intensive Two Days Corporate Program where the Participants are taught Association and Concentration Techniques and allow various Skills like Fast-Reading, Yoga for Memory, Fast Calculations Skills and we also have Group Discussions and Team Games and various other exercises to sharpen your brain and to reduce Stress and have efficient Time-Management.

Are you aware that the longest word is a 47 letter lung disesase i.e Pneumononoultvamicroscopicsilicovolsanoconiosis.

Some ways to cope with Stress are:
 
1. Get up 20 minutes early
2.
Say "NO" more often
3. SMILE SMILE SMILE
4. Use Time Sensibly
5. Read a poem
6. Do it today
7. Stand up and stretchAlways have a plan "B"
8. Memorize a joke
9. Exercise daily
10. Get to work early
11. Get enough sleep
12. Talk less and listen more
13. Learn to meet your own needs
14. Do a brand new thing
15. Practice grace and dignity when under pressure
16. DO IT TODAY; DO IT NOW
17. Have goal-setting in your daily work-schedule
18. Stretch your limits a little each day
19. VISUALIZE YOURSELF AS A WINNER
20. Set priorities in your life
21. Prepare for the morning the night before
22. Anticipate your needs
23. Look at problems as challenges
24. Avoid negative people
25. IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY
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Yoga can also Improve Memory
 

Stress reduction, Strengthening the body, Body awareness, Self-Confidence, Memory Improvement…….yes Yoga is a very vital tool to increase Memory and Concentration. Having trained several people of all ages in Memory-Development, I have seen how Yoga can improve Concentration and reduce Stress that students always face. The union that yoga brings to the body is important for students because it brings everything back to the body and away from the head.

YOGA is not merely a system of physical exercises but a complete way of life. It helps a person to remain healthy in any adverse condition and to retain his mental balance in any difficult situation. These are the essential steps towards life, full of harmony, enjoyable and worth living.

Yoga prevents MEMORY Lapses by MAKING YOU CALM AND COOL and improving your concentration. It can also improve your powers of recall by increasing circulation to your brain. And the BIGGEST ADVANTAGE to students is that they gain SELF-MASTERY and SELF-IDENTITY. Yoga is the vehicle through which one can do so.

As a child grows up and goes to higher classes, Yoga helps to MAINTAIN THE FOCUS which helps the child to study better. Yoga is not just a system of exercises, it is a holistic science, promoting specific techniques for integrated development of one’s being be it physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Daily meditation helps with memory. Sit quietly in a comfortable position and start silently counting backward from 50. As your concentration improves, you can move the starting count higher, to 100, 200,500,750 and more. This exercise will improve your concentration and help you remember things better.

Regular practice of YOGA ensures Sound Health, Sharp Intellect, Youthful Looks and Abundant Energy. Yoga Breathing Exercises(Pranayama) are very powerful since they work as a tonic to reduce Stress, Insomnia, Emotional Imbalance, headache etc. Yoga is indeed a must for all of us whether me, you or you.

GOOD LUCK ALWAYS

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Mathemagic
 
Have we ever wondered when we read, we feel that we remember every word, only to find after some time that only some part of that topic is still with us. It is observed that all individuals who have countless of their childhood incidents see many of them disappear with time.

Don't we always envy people who reel off long extracts of poems and paragraphs and always remember people's names and who seem to have a great memory?

Friends, in order to have a good memory we need to take care of few vital aspects. Without that, a good memory is a distinct dream. Let us try to understand those aspects:
 
1.
Creativity: Creativity is one aspect which has been neglected by one and all whether with regards to memory or any other thing. This is a core issue to be tackled. Ask yourself how you can be creative in remembering some subject. By employing a dry boring way of reading and then forgetting will not take us far. Also some, rather many people especially young students try to learn any subject by mugging the topic by which they learn for some time and then forget the stuff. Always find new innovative ways to remember anything.
2.
How many of us see our wife's hand every day. Stunned at the question, wait! I want to know if we have ever observed how many bangles she has worn or of what colour. This is Observation. A person with a good observation capacity is the one who can remember fast and quick. Try this. Ask anybody the time and then immediately ask how many seconds were there. One in hundred might give the correct answer despite the fact that he had seen the watch just few moments ago.
3. Working of your Memory: To know what is Memory, one should know how it functions. Memory works in four stages:
i. It recognizes a thing.
ii. An impression is left on it.
iii. It retains the impression.
iv. It recalls what it has retained.
 

Let us know something about our senses. There are 5 senses of the body and 5 senses of the mind. The 5 body senses are:
1) Sight
2) Smell
3) Touch
4) Taste
5) Hearing

The 5 Mind Senses are:
1) Observation
2) Discrimination
3) Memory-Power
4) Decision Making
5) Spiritual

All the 5 body and the 5 Mind Senses contribute significantly to our Memory Retention Capacity.

Memory is the ability of the brain to recall any information that has been stored into it. It is the power to remember something that has been learnt or experienced. Without memory we would forget things soon after learning them.

Memory forms a huge part of our brain; if we didn't have it we would not remember routine habits of eating, dressing, brushing our teeth, etc. We would not ever learn from experience.

Is Memory good or is it bad? It's neither. Memory is either trained or untrained. We need to follow some Laws of Memory Development to improve our Memory.

Three important Laws of Memory-Enhancement:

 
1.
Imagination: Imagination is to get your creativity and hidden potential realized. The more strongly you imagine and visualize a situation, the more effectively it will be in your mind for the future. To have a great impact, we need to visualize and imagine our own images.
2.
Observation: A person with a good power of Observation has alertness and a good presence of mind. E.g. Newton saw the apples falling from the tree and discovered the Law of Gravity. A very important tool for Mind Development.
3. Concentration: Study for 30 minutes with full Concentration rather than 4-5 hours in an absentminded frame of mind. You cannot be productive in work, study or anything else without Concentration.
 

Students both school and college need to use Memory-Techniques effectively to get OPTIMUM RESULTS.

Remember:

Begin on time: Start your work on time and do not waste time on unnecessary things.

Self-assessment: Study-time should be genuinely effective. See if you really studying or frittering away time.

Time-Management: See that proper time is allotted to each subject and to each part of all the subjects. Do the difficult questions first when more fresh.

Regular Breaks: Divide and plan the work and allow time for recreation. Rest relieves fatigue, not boredom, so a difficult task may be even more difficult after a break. Time your breaks properly.

Revision: Revision of earlier work helps in understanding. Do not think that since you have read the bock, you do not need to revise again. Four Stages Students need to remember that:
Memory recognizes a thing.
An impression is left on it.
It retains the impression.
It recalls what it has retained.

If students do their work the way it has to be done, exam is just a four letter word for them. Do not get unnecessarily scared if you are weak in any subject. With proper working habits, you can improve yourself and do well in all the subjects.

I would also like to share some Math Tricks with you to show how interesting and easy it can be done mentally. E.g.: 1. 75 multiply 75 = 5625. When we have two numbers same and ending with 5, last two digits of the answer will always be 25 as a rule and the first digit i.e. 7 is multiplied by next number i.e. 8 and the answer is 56 and the final answer is 5625.

If we take 2 numbers ending with 5 and having a difference of 10 e.g. 65 multiplied by 75 we get 4875. The last two digits of the answer will always be 75 as a rule and first digits 6 and 7 multiply to get 42 and add the smaller number 6 to 42 to get 48 and the answer is 4875.

42 multiply 11and we get 462.
78 multiply 11and we get 858.

When we multiply 42 and 11, just write 4 and 2 leaving some space and add 4 and 2 to get 6 and the answer is 462.

And for 78 multiply by 11, write 8 for the last digit of the answer and adding 7 and 8 we get 15 so we write 5 and carry over 1 and add to 7 to get 8 and the answer 858.

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