Stress Reduction can improve your memory if you manage how your stress life should be. This has worked for me by not turning difficult situations into life or death matter
When using the link system, don't try to associate every item with every other item on the list; just associate the items two at a time. This has worked for me by using the similarities to recall them in 2
As we all know, rhyme and rhythm help make information more memorable. What I did that best helped me is to make the words rhyme and go together such as Tall Paul or spacing it out
What helped me with chunking is dividing it into 3 ways such as grouping, patterns, and organizing. You have to apply it and turn it into something you know that makes it as easy as possible
Has someone you know approached you in the street, and, try as you might, you just could not remember this person's name? This has worked for me by using dates and events especially if they were important and special events.