When I got home I started to practice some basic memory exercises and made a conscious effort to focus. This morning I thought it was already paying off because I remembered (the moment I woke) 3 things that I’d reminded myself to do last night. I was feeling quite pleased with myself, until I came to leave the house for work and realised I’d forgotten to put anything on my feet!
One step forward, two steps back :) 23 months ago
...has always been to reject it all and do things at my own pace no matter who is shouting and stressing around me. This works really well for short-term stressful situations, but for the last 18 months or so work has been stressful every single day. This has led to my brain “opting out” on a daily basis (I kind of withdraw from everything around me and focus on working through my tasks in an orderly fashion) and its definitely taken a toll on my short-term memory. I used to be so on the ball at work: ask and it would be done and you’d never have to tell me anything twice. Now, however, ask and then you’ll have to remind me several more times. I think some of this is due the fact that I’m no longer interested in my job and I’m already mentally leaving it and the rest is the need to stay focussed on the urgent job at hand and not stress about all the future urgent projects until I get to them. Does this make sense?
While it’s only the small tasks I’m forgetting and not the big scary urgent projects, I don’t want my memory to decline further. So now is the time for action. I think a bit of brain training is called for and I need to re-engage with everything around me at work and at home. Recently I’ve noticed a definite laziness developing in my brain e.g. if I struggle to remember the name of an actor in a particular film I no longer try to remember I just say to myself “Oh it’ll come back to me” (and it always does) but I don’t even try very hard to remember in the first place. It’s like I’m just content to be forgetful.
So this week’s little project is to research the best ways to improve my memory, off I go! 23 months ago
Many of the important things that depends on our memory. Right thing that need to be done at right time. At the same time some unnecessary things that we must forget. It it should not be remind us. So we need to find the right way to improve our memory. So i want to do that. 23 months ago
Science is proving that our ‘always on’ culture with so many distractions is affecting the way our brains are wired. I used to pride myself on being able to multitask but this is evolving into ADD (I am not kidding!). Sooo to help my memory, concentration and focus, my mantra needs to be one thing at a time! No TV/reading/laptop/phone/facebook at the same time – each activity whether work or pleasure needs to be given undivided attention (even if only for 30 mins!) 2 years ago
..has a great book with a number of tips to improve memory. I’ll see how I get on…. 2 years ago
I have been getting really familiar with the Major memory system, and that has been awesome.
I can memorise pi up to 100 places, and have memorised a lot of my key phone numbers, account numbers and credit card details etc.
It’s been fun and really helpful. 2 years ago
I am going to work on this intensively for 1 month and then just keep exercising my memory, on a lower basis and scale.
I will use the web to read (how-to) articles and stuff to help me improve my memory and also (e)books on this subject.
from a quick google/hackernews search:
I have not read these yet, I leave them here for you if you might be interested, and for me, to read tomorrow. Also tomorrow, I will make a list of books that I will read on this subject. That’s it for now. GO GO GO! 2 years ago
it is that…i used to be a good student in my school days… just i joined my university nd doing my BSS.. it seems… i am facing problem with my memory :(...an as now i m in the last one nd half years to complete me degree.. i want to do better…nd need to work with other skills .. but so many things going on my mind.. i simply am not able to do so…maybe i m lacking proper concentration. so nyone can help? 2 years ago
Got book from library and will begin this when on cruise see
other goal! 2 years ago
I came across this nifty, century-old, little trick for remember lists of items or other such lists by visualizing them each in a room of my house and adding an extraordinary but visual story to each.
here’s the link:
http://www.mostlymaths.net/2011/03/learn-to-remember-everything-memory.html 2 years ago