Memory is not a muscle, but you can train it too. To do this, you need to change the way you organize information in your head.
Why don't you remember what you ate for breakfast yesterday, but remember perfectly well the words of your favorite song from school? Why do we forget something all the time and how to get rid of it?
1. Telephone numbers
Why do you forget: phone numbers are adherents of short-term memory, and they are held in the head for a minute or a little more. During this time, of course, you will have time to write this phone into the mobile memory. But if he is not at hand, how do you remember the number? Remember:
Remedy: Come up with an image for each digit, linking it to the shape: 0 - circle, 1 - pen, 2 - goose, 4 - sail, etc. Now you can associate a story with each phone: 204 - a goose pulls a circle on a sail ...
2. Dates and anniversaries
Why you forget: Dates are often hard to remember because they are too abstract and you have nothing to tie them to.
Remedy: Tie the birthday to an external feature of the person. For example, a person with a big nose was born on December 21st. We mentally imagine a goose (2), a pen (1), a Christmas tree (December) and hang it on its nose.
Why do you forget: The very acquaintance of a person with new people is already a stressful situation for memory: and so you need to remember a lot, besides the name.
Remedy: According to Roosevelt's method: Imagine a person's name written in large letters on his forehead. Psychologists also recommend imperceptibly, in your pocket or on your back, print the name with your finger, write it in the air: fine motor skills of the fingers are directly related to thinking and memory.
Why do you forget: It is simply impossible to remember small everyday details, and it is not necessary. Therefore, to identify such cases, the brain uses generalizations, schemes. For example, instead of remembering every apple you eat, your brain uses a round-green-juicy pattern. So in the example with the keys: instead of fixing all the scattered places where they are located, the brain simply issues a "key-chest of drawers" pattern.
Remedy: Give them space. Hammering in a nail and hanging the hook is a simple matter. Let him be right at the door. And train yourself to the rule: do not take off your shoes, or do not put your bag down until you have put the keys in place. Let them have a home too.
Why do you forget: “My favorite book? My dog's name? My postcode? " It is only natural that passwords fly out of your head with enviable consistency: after all, when you create them, your brain is busy with the main task that you are doing.
Remedy: Work with associations. If Yahoo! reminds you of Tarzan's scream, take the password "Tarzan" or "jungle". The mechanism kicks in as soon as you see the word Yahoo!
Why do you forget: When you receive the code, your brain is put into a state of stress by expressive inscriptions: "remember!", "Do not write!", "Will be blocked." This prevents the memory from remembering it.
Remedy: As easy as shelling pears - write it down. Keep the code numbers in your wallet. Do not be afraid that your wallet will be stolen along with your card and code. Encrypt it. For example, the word "porridge" typed on the telephone keypad uses the numbers 4-2-8-2. So write down the code - after typing a word, immediately remember.