By Pam Boiros, Vice President of Product Management, Books24x7
Do you struggle to remember items on your “to do” list if they are not written down? Or have a hard time putting names to faces? From time to time most people experience memory challenges that can be mildly annoying or worse. Given our busy modern lifestyles – with phone numbers, passwords, PIN codes, social and professional contacts -- everyone needs to remember more information than ever before. Are there ways to improve this critical skill?
Boost Your Memory: 52 Brilliant Ideas You Won't Forget by Darren Bridger (Publisher: Infinite Ideas) seeks to do just that with dozens of small actions, tips, and hints for improving your memory, including:
- One great way to remember names is the N.A.M.E. device (Notice, Act, Mention, Envisage).
- Nineteenth-century British author Lewis Carroll (of Alice in Wonderland fame) had a unique method of using letters to represent numbers, in order to create memorable words.
- While it’s widely known that smells evoke memories, learn how you can use that to your advantage.
- At the time we learn or remember something, information is also stored about the time, place and emotional state. This additional data can help with memory triggers.