I get up every morning and I can tell you what I need to do for the day. This function of knowing what I need to do is not only memory. I am going to tell people a trick. The things we do first are things we put a lot of purpose, desire or focus to. Me, I place purpose to a lot of things I have to do so this way I end up doing them.
This goes hand in hand with memory. We remember what we want to remember. If we do not want to remember we will not remember it. This is different from haunting. Where you are haunted by a bad memory that is so vivid it is hard to forget it. This is why haunting works so well because the memory is so vivid.
Have you ever heard of visualizing? It is a mental process where we make a solid representation of a object or thing in our minds making it harder to forget. This is why we remember something more if we see it or was in it literally rather than being told. This is why games and video tend to have kids remember more.
Because they are seeing it, if you see the target in your mind, you can remember more easily. I have done it myself and it works wonders. It just requires a little of your imagination. Just imagine the object, thing, person or place in front of you. That is it, that makes it easier to remember whatever task you need to do.
Since you already formed it in your mind, it gives you a purpose in mind to go towards. Like seeing the target and walking towards it. So when you want to remember just focus on the object in mind and it will be easy for you to remember.
What do you think, do you have any other methods you use to remember things?
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