By Ann Minnett
Had to laugh at Marie’s post yesterday—she dismissed worn-out resolutions like losing weight or having more patience with loved ones. Forget that. She resolves to remember appointments and will use visual prompts to help her achieve the goal. Notepad, pen and calendar are now located beside her coffee pot.
I applaud her down to earth approach for remembering.
My short term memory bedevils me, and I have over-thought it with numbing precision. My husband talked me out of a neurological exam to test for early onset dementia. (Blessedly, there’s no history of it in my family.) I’ve always been a good student, so I tried to study my way through forgetting. I failed, making my forgetting seem worse. Then Marie posted her common sense resolution yesterday.
I resolve to listen mindfully (focus) and to write it down. Thank you, Marie.
Here’s something I have done for over five years. One bangle bracelet is now my key chain. I put the bracelet on when I go into a store and haven’t lost or looked for my keys since.
Glad to hear it isn’t just me. Tried Luminosity and the old stand by – Solitaire – to practice focusing and concentration.
The jury is still out as to whether they are helping. Deb
Someone I’m very close to (no names) worked through Luminosity so many times that he memorized the problems and received exemplary scores. 🙂 Ann
Ann and I will compare notes to see if our lists are working. Of course we’ll have to remember to do that.
HA! It’s good to have like-minded friends! Ann