Working memory has been measured as a sign of future success over high I.Q. scores. What is working memory and how do you make it work for you? A healthy mind is one that is never overwhelmed by life's troubles and keeping a healthy mind by making your working memory function optimally will keep you away from any psychological illnesses or from stress that can also harm your body. Working memory that functions well just means you are a person who can think things through and deal with hurdles without getting stressed.