10-Minute Routine to Increase Your Memory
When you train your creativity, you automatically train your memory.
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Once you become powerful at maximizing your memory, your learning goes from the conscious to the subconscious level much quicker. Once learning becomes subconscious, you have more control and ownership of it.
#1 10 minutes before going to sleep It’s common practice for many of the world’s most successful people to intentionally direct the workings of their subconscious mind while they’re sleeping. Thomas Edison visualized before going to bed, connecting all of the ideas he was reading with other experiences and memories from his past
Here‘s an example:
Let’s say you’re trying to remember how memory, imagination, and the subconscious mind work together
You could think of your memory as a giant floating blob — what specifically reminds you of giant floating blobs? The first thing that comes to my mind is the Pokémon, Gastly
You then connect that with imagination — which reminds me of unicorns
So immediately I’m imagining the Pokémon Gastly riding on top of a unicorn
You then connect memory and imagination with the idea of the subconscious mind — which reminds me of the book, Think and Grow Rich
So now I’ve got Gastly reading a copy of Think and Grow Rich while riding on top of a unicorn
To make the experience even more immersive, you could tap into all of your senses, such as smell, taste, and touch — so in this case, Gastly smells like something strange from a chemistry lab and the unicorn smells like a bowl of Lucky Charms; also, when they ride by you can feel Gastly’s smoke, which feels like a thick-moist mist and you can actually taste Lucky Charms
#2 10 minutes after waking up Research confirms the brain, specifically the prefrontal cortex, is most active and readily creative immediately after sleep. Edison certainly woke up early and even wrote in his journal first thing in the morning. He spent his morning in creative activity.
In other words, Edison often journaled in the morning in a stream-of-consciousness manner. He would allow his mind to connect seemingly unrelated ideas together and in the due process would often come up with inspired and creative connections.