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Tips to Help You Remember

July 29, 2010

Use your voice to help you remember. I used to have trouble remembering if I took my pills or turned off a certain appliance in my home. Now I say it out-loud, "It's Monday morning, and I have taken my pills." or, "I am turning OFF the oven (or iron, or whatever appliance)." It may seem a little silly, but when I'm 15 miles down the road, I don't have to turn around and go back home to check on something, because I remember telling myself that I turned off the iron. Try it; it really works!

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May 10, 2007

Tips for remembering to bring items with you when you walk out the door. Whenever I need to remember to take anything with me I leave the item or items by the front door so that I will see them as I leave.

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January 30, 2009

I have a tip for trying to remember things. After being downsized like so many of us these days, I went back to school to retrain for a different job.

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December 28, 2004

My sister taught me this trick to help you remember something you have to do before you leave the house. Just put a post it note or magnet on the door you use to leave and it will remind you that you have to do something.

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March 4, 2005

If you're anything like me, my memory fails me quite often. On a rainy day I choose to drive with my headlights on but often forget to turn them off.

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On older model cars you do not get a reminder bell, so I simply turn the lights on and immediately lock my driver's door.

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September 23, 2008

So you don't "forget" that important item from work that you want to take home, put your car keys in it or on it. You won't forget the item

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December 7, 2004

When you need to remember something, write it down. The act of writing triggers a different part of the brain than the part that hears, making you twice as likely to remember. (even if you lose the note).

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December 4, 2004

If I am taking food to work or home from a party I put my car keys in the fridge with it. I never get far without it! By Linda

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December 7, 2004

In order to remember all the things I need to bring to work, I always place them in a bag the night before and hang the bag on the door knob!

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December 4, 2004

My wife used rubberbands to jog her memory. Somedays she will come home from work with 4 rubberbands on her wrist. Each rubberband represents something she wanted to do when she got home.

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I need to recall math formulas for tests and have spent way too much time studying. As soon as I memorize one, I forget the next or mix them up. Any suggestions?

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Holly from Richardson, TX

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November 1, 20070 found this helpful
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Information sticks better when it goes in via all modalities - i.e. - WRITING (copying, etc.) physical modality LISTENING ( hearing, repeating out loud) and
VISUAL (seeing - as in having flash cards, reading over material)

Each of us has a way we learn best. Focus on which of these modalities really works for you, but don't forget to reinforce the learning from other angles, as well - to really make the material STICK. I would also recommend study aids, like flash cards, etc. to carry around with you during the day to look at - and/or listening to a tape recorder if you have to drive. They will increase your study time. You also have to watch the point where you just can't absorb any more and are wasting your time. After that, it's more efficient to switch to something else, and come back to the difficult subject later. Make your study time pleasant. I got through high school algebra listening to classical music on the radio and records! And in college I drank a lot of hot tea in my dorm room.

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By bookgrrl42 (Guest Post)
November 1, 20070 found this helpful
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I read something about people who have incredible memories and have won contests for how many things they can remember - like the numeric value of pi up to 10,000 numbers. The article said that people who can memorize huge amounts of information take advantage of how your brain stores data and rather than just using the traditional "rote" memorization, they add other things to the item they memorize to help retain the memory. They suggested that if you pair a concept with a visual picture and even a geographical connection you remember it better.

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The example they gave had to do with remembering names. They suggested that to remember names - visualize the person, and even if you don't know where they are from make up a "story" about that person and either picture a place they are from that maybe rhymes with their name or even picture them in a distinct place - the room / location you met them in, or a made up place (roller rink, on a cloud, etc.-- something out there). You can even visualize a map to their house / town /etc. By pairing their name with an unrelated item particularly visuals and geography, you're more likely to remember it.

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