I’ve been trying to use memory palace to increase my vocabulary in English, but sometimes it’s just too difficult for me to create images for the words I learn.
I try following the instructions given by Alex Mullen in one of his videos, I ask myself “what does this word make me think of?” And sometimes it works, but it’s still very difficult for me to come up with something. And because of that, I often settle for an image that’s not very effective and end up having trouble recalling it later. I also try asking myself “what does this word sound like?” and “what it looks like?” But it doesn’t help.
Consequently, I take a very long time to create a palace. It takes at least 30 - 40 minutes for me to memorize a list with 20 words.
What should I do? Are there any exercises I could try that could help me come up with images more easily?