Remembering Without a List

March 10, 2010

A women covered in post-it notes.Jog your memory for remembering something later without a note:

We've all heard of tying a string around your finger to remember something. Well, sometimes you simply don't have any string with you, or a pen and paper or anything else to remind you, but actually you do.


When I need to remember something without a note, I move my ring to the other hand. As I move it I go over the task to be retrieved later a few times to help etch it in memory. You'll find a ring on the other hand will drive you nuts and you'll be constantly reminded to "do something later ". No ring? Cuff your sleeves, turn up a collar, move your watch, or button your shirt wrong at the bottom.

There's usually something you can do that is already with you that will be changeable enough to give your memory a jog for that thing you need to do or remember later.

By Jim from Cleveland, OH

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December 2, 2012

Sometimes one can remember items needed without a list by using the first letters to spell a word. If that doesn't work, make up a silly sentence with each letter standing for a word.

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January 22, 2012

This suggestion does use a form of list but so often I note that I need things throughout the week. If it is written on a sheet of paper, the paper is often left home or lost.


Or we are out and decide to just stop at the store.

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December 4, 2004

If I'm running into a store for just a few things I will think of the words for each item I need, then with the starting letter from each word make a new word.

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