Jun. 07, 2016 05:17PM EST
Whether you're polishing choreography for your upcoming student showcase, or boosting your stamina for your summer intensive (or both!), these tips for better memory will come in handy!
- Better learning through oil. Yep, rosemary oil contains a compound that helps with memory formation.
- Understand that the first few weeks will be a struggle. Common sense tells us that it takes time to master something, and studies have shown that brain activity spikes during the first few weeks of learning new choreography. It stabilizes after a few weeks, once you've "mastered" the new information.
- Power naps are your friend. If you have the chance to snooze or zone out in front of Netflix, choose the former. German researchers found that people were better able to retain information after a nap than after a binge session.
- Coffee, coffee, coffee! (In moderation.) It can boost your short-term memory. Yay!