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Thread: How can I increase my memory (short term i think)?

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    Well when I was in high school and in the first year out of high school I had a really good memory.
    I'm only 21 now but I can tell my memory is getting worse.
    I guess it's because i don't do as much thinking now that i'm out of high school.
    I'm starting to get really forgetful with things at work.
    For example at work I will have question to ask site supervisor or my own boss when I see them, but when they show up my mind is blank and I forget to ask them, usually remembering after they've left.
    Obviously I can just write these things down but then I forget to look at my notepad.

    What can I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesco View Post
    Well when I was in high school and in the first year out of high school I had a really good memory.
    I'm only 21 now but I can tell my memory is getting worse.
    I guess it's because i don't do as much thinking now that i'm out of high school.
    I'm starting to get really forgetful with things at work.
    For example at work I will have question to ask site supervisor or my own boss when I see them, but when they show up my mind is blank and I forget to ask them, usually remembering after they've left.
    Obviously I can just write these things down but then I forget to look at my notepad.

    What can I do?
    Go and speak to a Doctor, this should not be happening to you at your age.

    A decent nights sleep may also help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesco View Post
    Well when I was in high school and in the first year out of high school I had a really good memory.
    I'm only 21 now but I can tell my memory is getting worse.
    I guess it's because i don't do as much thinking now that i'm out of high school.
    I'm starting to get really forgetful with things at work.
    For example at work I will have question to ask site supervisor or my own boss when I see them, but when they show up my mind is blank and I forget to ask them, usually remembering after they've left.
    Obviously I can just write these things down but then I forget to look at my notepad.

    What can I do?
    You can train yourself to be good at remembering things.

    Look on the web for techniques such as memory hooks, or turn things to remember into a story, or arrange things in your mind like they're in the rooms of your house, or a journey in the car, that sort of thing.

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    I was watching the Mentalist last night and they mentioned something that may be of help.

    It's something called a memory palace. It means you imagine in your mind a place that is very familiar to you, and you assign certain meanings to the objects that occur in it.

    Does that make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesco View Post
    For example at work I will have question to ask site supervisor or my own boss when I see them, but when they show up my mind is blank and I forget to ask them, usually remembering after they've left.
    I've been like that my whole life. True story.

    I can't remember a fucking thing unless I write it down. I can be at work and think of something I really need to do, hustle off to a neighboring office or to speak with someone or get something, but when I get there I can't remember what I needed to do.

    I live by the "to do" list. I always have to do lists in my pocket. If I think of something I need to do or if an employee asks me something that I know I need to research, I have to write it down or there is zero chance I'll remember it later.

    Try it and see if it helps. Sometimes just the act of writing it down can help.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skweeky View Post
    It's something called a memory palace. It means you imagine in your mind a place that is very familiar to you, and you assign certain meanings to the objects that occur in it.

    Does that make sense?
    Yes, that's the sort of thing.

    Also I've noticed that if you ask someone to remind you to do something, even if they don't remind you (they forget, lol), when you see that person again you will automatically remember what you asked them to remind you of.

    That might help. Maybe.

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