Our hippocampus plays a crucial role when writing our memoirs. These two seahorse-shaped parts of the brain act as command central for forming, organising, and accessing autobiographical memories. A healthy hippocampus makes the recollection of people, places, emotions and experiences easier – ensuring we write the scenes of our life in a compelling and immersive manner.
That’s why nurturing this part of the brain through certain lifestyle habits proves so valuable for memoirists. When our hippocampus is compromised, memories become increasingly elusive. But research shows we can take proactive steps to maintain a robust hippocampus as we age.
Implementing even a few science-backed best practices provides memoir writers an advantage. Read on for habits to strengthen your hippocampus so your irreplaceable life stories can be retrieved and preserved in their full splendor!
- Plenty of sleep
- Learning Something New
- Puzzle Books, Jigsaws, Brain Teasers
- Changing Your Routine
- Reducing Stress
- Fish, Dark Chocolate (yay!) & Blueberries or foods high in antioxidants
- Meditation & Mindfulness