FORGETTING IS THE KEY TO A GREAT MEMORY!
The next time
you have forgotten that new word or phrase you just learned...that's a fantastic moment!
How well your memory works is based on retrieval, so in order to create a sturdy, effective one, forgetting and retrieving that information repetitively, over a spaced period of time is the key!
SMELL YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS
The strongest sense linked to memory is your sense of smell! So the next time you study or are trying to remember something, bring in a scent that can act as a trigger for the retrieval of that information later on!
WE MAY AS WELL BE GOLDFISH
Your short term memory is indeed, extremely short.
Anything in the short term memory usually only lasts for 20 - 30 seconds! That's why, as soon as you actively hear a phrase you know you're going to be using in the future, involve as many senses as possible! Write it down, say it out loud, look it up on Linguee to hear the right pronunciation so that it sticks!