A common question I’m asked is, “How often should I train my memory?”.
The answer is simple – As much as you can!
Unlike the physical self, mentally we can go way further than we think. In fact, it is the mental side that drives us to go to the extreme physical lengths you see from those fitness beasts today.
When I used to train for memory competitions, I used to start at my mental worst! Which was around 12:00am when I was drained from my day.
My thinking was if I can train and do well at my worst, imagine what I could do at my best? I won four national memory championships in a row.
This doesn’t mean go out and seek the most difficult situations to train your brain. It just means find ways to include the training in your daily life as much as you can.
The number one takeaway my clients have working with me is that training your memory is not a 5 or 10 minute exercise. You can train your memory when speaking to others, when emailing, writing a post, reading a book, even scrolling through social media.
Once you understand how to fully train your memory, you can make the most of your day and maximise your mental performance.