As an international student, one of your greatest assets is your mind. Investments which rally around improving your mind/memory is a step in the right direction. To get you started, we’ll show you how international students can improve their memory.
At a quick glance, here’s what you can do:
- Stretch your mental muscles
- Learn new skills
- Eat healthily
- Rest and meditate
Let’s go into details.
1. Stretch your mental muscles
Are you aware that the brain performs better when it is challenged? Playing games like Chess, Scrabble, etc. are good as they stimulate your brain and sharpen your analytical and problem-solving skills. Learning a new language is also a good exercise that can stretch your mental muscles. So challenge your brain.
2. Learn new skills
Another way to challenge your brain and stretch your mental muscles is by learning new skills. You can learn coding, baking, public speaking, videography, graphic/web design, artificial intelligence, etc. The idea is to do something new, different and outside your comfort zone. Leonardo da Vinci said, “Learning never exhausts the mind.”
International students can also improve their memory by working out regularly. Exercise increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the brain which in turn boosts memory. Choose workout routines that you find enjoyable; working out need not be torturous.
4. Eat healthily
It is worthy of note that apart from providing nourishment to the body, certain foods actually boost memory. They include fatty fish, coffee, blueberries, turmeric, broccoli, pumpkin seed, dark chocolate, oranges, nuts, eggs, green tea, etc.
5. Rest and meditate
Joggling your academics with work, family and other responsibilities is no mean feat, it can be overwhelming indeed. The perfect escape for you under the circumstances is to rest and meditate. Meditation helps you concentrate and improves memory retention while sleep helps you relax and refresh.
The more you’re able to improve your memory as a student is the more your academic performance is likely to improve. Take a chance on yourself by trying out these simple steps now and thank us later.