I am willing to put the work, but I have always struggled to understand how to create memory palaces and use them.
I want to memorize books (philosophy) I already understand. I want to be able to memorize verbatim some of them because I love them. On the more practical side, however, I want to have a better memory and for this, I want to practice, but I am not practicing correctly. I put in the time, but applying the techniques wrongly, with no improvement, makes me so sad.
Can you give me 2–5 short exercises I could start with. I am not looking for a shortcut, but for exercises I can actually do and see some improvement in my memory.
The exercises need to be simple, with few steps so I can apply them and after a while, I can be able to move forward to more complex ones.
I already do the following:
- Recall my day before bed.
- Try to make mnemonics while practicing here on the memory league and memory games. The most I could do was to recall 8 words in the correct order.
- Try to remember passages of the books I want to memorize, but it is a waste of time in the way I have been doing it since I do not even know if it works at all.
So, if you have a set of short routines that I can apply and improve, please share.