You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!
A few of the most popular acronyms are listed below:
To remember the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet), try this man's name:
ROY G. BIV
For naming the planets in order from the sun (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto):
My Very Easy Memory Jingle Seems Useful Naming Planets
The biological taxonomy (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species):
Kings Play Cards On Fat Green Stools
The arithmetic order of operations (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction):
To remember the color codes on resistors, capacitors, and other electronic components:
Bright Boys Rave Over Young Girls But Veto Getting Wed
Medical students can remember the 12 cranial nerves with:
On Old Olympus' Towering Top, A Finely Vested German Viewed A Hawk
The basic trig functions (sine=opposite/hypotenuse) (cosine=adjacent/hypotenuse) (tangent=opposite/adjacent):
SOH CAH TOA
The great lakes of North America (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior):
Loci Mnemonic System
Why Mnemonics Work
Practical Uses for Link and Story Systems
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