Are you getting fed up with forgetting things, or tired of making excuses as to why you don’t remember important events? Forgetfulness can be a real drag. But even more challenging in many cases, is coming up with a plan or tactic to improve your memory. It’s not easy and it may take a lot of work, trial, and error.
Here’s a look at tips for how to remember things easier:
- Write it down: Notepads and stationery are convenient items for you to get into the habit of using regularly. Use them to write down important dates, messages, details or notes that you come across that need documenting. Then, they can be easily placed on the refrigerator, bulletin board or elsewhere around the house to serve as reminders. You can even use these notepads and stationery to serve as a buffer before you can transfer such items onto a calendar or into a planner or agenda. Writing things down creates a paper trail.
- Repetition: Repeating is remembering. Studies show that the more times you repeat something, the more ingrained it becomes in your memory.
- Experimentation: Everyone learns differently, thereby everyone will also remember differently. Think about the ways you prepared for tests in college and high school and go those routes to see if they still work now. Don’t be afraid to try new methods either, as toying around with different strategies and analyzing the results is usually the best way to solve a problem.