Increase Your Ability to Recall Things in Four Ways
Do you usually forget where you have placed things? Are you missing out a lot of special events such as birthdays and Christmases simply because you have not remembered them? Is your forgetfulness preventing you from doing your job very well? Then you know what to do. You have to settle it as soon as possible.
There are many reasons why you forget things. One of these is due to old age. Your brain cannot immediately process the information you need. That is why you normally get the feeling that it is in the tip of the tongue.
You can’t stop aging, but that does not mean you do not have any recourse to your forgetfulness. There are actually many things you can do to easily remember certain things. The following tips are recommended:
1. Focus your attention at the moment. You will remember a lot of things if you keep yourself interested at something you have at the present. For example, if you are in school you have to bring all of your attention to every word the teacher says, not to your classmates, phone, or anything else.
2. Go for the traditional method: write things down. If you do not want to forget anything, then you better write it down. There are already plenty of planners or journals you can use these days. They are comprehensive enough since you can include birth dates, telephone numbers, names of friends or acquaintances, notes, and a whole lot more. If you are not keen of buying them, you can just download some free programs in the Internet. Just write things down.
3. Consider association. You can also easily recall things by associating new ones to those that are already stored in your mind. For example, if a friend introduces someone named “Rosa,” you may associate the person to the words “rose” and “Spanish.” If you are supposed to attend a meeting on a Saturday, you can associate the date to your favorite TV program during the weekend. There is no definite rule on how to use relationships of old and new information. You can be as creative as you would like. The most important thing is you remember them.
4. Get rid of the clutter in your mind. When you have a lot of things in your mind, it would be very difficult for you to absorb new ones. You need to throw out those that you do not need: the clutter.
Do that by using subliminal messages or affirmations. Before you proceed to work or school or even start your day, look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself, “Today I am throwing out every negative emotion and thought in my mind. I am open to receiving new information that would help me grow as a person.” You can get more types of these affirmations online, through mp3 downloads, or offline through CDs.
These tips do not guarantee you never have to forget things, but you can definitely reduce the likelihood to a very huge percentage.