It turns out that your memory has a harder time with tiny bits of information than if it was grouped together. Your 9-digit social security number would be a lot harder to remember if it wasn't grouped and separated by hyphens. When you need to memorize a string of names or facts, try thinking of it in groups of threes or fours. ex. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, etc.
Use these five memory improvement tips and you'll forget less often. Improve your memory by exercising your mind with puzzles, reading and learning new things. Cut back on multi-tasking in order to focus better. Repeat names, places and things. Add detail. Use grouping. Visualize. Pay attention. Your mind has an amazing capacity to remember -make the most of it.