Brain-Booster: Memorizing your passwords with ease (Part II)

Brain-Booster: Memorizing your passwords with ease (Part II)

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In our last article; we learned many tips to remember passwords. It explains how good memory can be a great asset. Along with the three laws of memory, one should also use 5 keys of memory:

  • Intelligence
  • Confidence
  • Visualization
  • Association
  • Repetition

Note: Repetition of anything within 8 hours helps immensely and can aid in password remembering too.

When a person is in a real stressful situation and tries his/her best yet the required password cannot be recalled, then please do not get disheartened. As the well-known proverb says: “Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess”. Remind yourself to have faith in yourself.

In such tough times; these (10) tips can help:

  1. Think of your other passwords and the key link you use for them. It could help you to recall the password you require at that moment.
  2. Recollect the moment you had created the password. In many cases, people find inspiration for their passwords in their personal life and surroundings. Utilising your time to reflect upon your past is helpful if you’re trying to remember something specific like a password.  
  3. Stressing yourself while trying to remember the password will have an adverse effect. The human brain has a harder time retrieving information while under stress, so make sure to relax, breathe, and remind yourself that you can try to recollect the password. A bit of yoga and meditation could help.
  4. The individual should use a strong password always. Without having to recall complicated passwords, the person not only uses stronger passwords but also uses a different password for every access point. The result is a stronger password for each account and increased security.
  5. Be ready to have random passwords with different combinations. Use capital letters, use small letters, use symbols and some numbers. Link them smartly and you will create some unique passwords which you will remember for long.
  6. Always remember to repeat the password which you have created a few times. Anything new learned has to be revised within 8 hours. Every 8 hours repeat the password and after 5 to 7 such repetitions; you will not forget it. You may take a little longer initially but later on it will become a habit.
  7. Try to have a text-based password; though they are hard to remember; they can be very useful once they are learned and they are more secure compared to simple and unsecured passwords.
  8. Another very important tip is not have consecutive keyboard combinations e.g. werty or fghjk and such examples. Many people make this mistake and it must be avoided.
  9. People don’t remember passwords if they don’t pay attention. That’s why occasionally we also forget car keys; misplace important files and sometimes forget where we were going.
  10. Lastly, at regular intervals, revise all your passwords. Revision does help and we don’t forget the password as it stays in our long term memory which is always better than short term memory.
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About the writer: Minoo Jokhi is a Mathemagician cum Memory Development Trainer based in Mumbai, India. He trains people of all ages right from 4 to 80 years of age and shows them how to increase their Memory-Power and once and for all shatter the myth that memory is neither good nor bad but in reality, is trained or untrained. Readers can contact him via email on minoojokhi@rediffmail.com or follow him on http://www.minoojokhi.in/

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