I used to be horrible at remembering things. Little details like tasks, appointments and ideals often slipped my mind.
Forgetfulness is a persistent failure to remember. It results from changes in the brain and can be a normal part of aging or a symptom of another condition or disease. When you experience forgetfulness, you may find it harder to recall information or events, learn new things, or form new memories.
Common causes of forgetfulness include aging, side effects from medications, trauma, vitamin deficiencies, cancer in the brain, and infections in the brain, as well as a variety of other disorders and diseases. Stress, overwork, inadequate rest, and perpetual distractions all interfere with short-term memory.
However, Here are Tips on How to Deal with Chronic Forgetfulness
The best way to remember things is to not use your brain. I carry around a small paper booklet where I can write down tasks, ideas and commitments to be sorted later. Writing things down is probably the best tip for people struggling to keep track of everything.
Another way to help boost memory is to place strategic triggers when you need them. I find it useful if I need to remember something in an hour or two, but worried I might not check my capture device by the time I need to remember.
If I’m working with my laptop and want to remember to write something for approval, I will just put my requisition form in front of me; or I want to remember something when leaving the office, I will place the thing on top of my bag.
The best advice I have for remembering names is to use them immediately after you hear them. My boss will always say, if you are talking to someone new in the office or at a gathering and they introduce themselves, don’t just make a mental note of their name, use it. Verbalizing a name makes it far easier to remember later. So, I try to use a name at least once or twice in the first few minutes after hearing it to make it stick.
Another helpful method in remembering names is to associate the name. Unless it is particularly unusual name, you probably already know someone with the same name. Making a mental note with the new person you just met, will make it easier to recall the name later.
If you need to remember something, ask someone you are with to remind you. Relying on the other person isn’t why this usually works. Usually, the other person might forget unless it is something important to them as well or they have an excellent memory.
Instead, I have found asking someone to remember something for you makes memory stronger. I’m three or four times more likely to remember if I verbalize the need to someone I’m with. Something about requesting someone to remind you makes the memory stronger.
Absent-mindedness can make you forgetful, but usually, most memory troubles are due to lack of organization. Take the time to get a calendar, to-do list, and filing system so you don’t have to burden your memory. I have been able to remember far more ever since I made organizing a habit.
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