Let me ask you a question...
Have you come across minor details that you didn't think was important enough to note or remember, but later it proved important, though you couldn't recall it?
Many of us have these experiences.
Memory techniques are great for memorizing information we are intentional about remembering, but often we want to recall information that we didn't write down or intentionally memorize.
We live in a world where we are constantly receiving and facing waves of possibly important data. We interact with people, read all sorts of materials from emails and newspapers to magazines and billboards, and not to mention, we’re always moving about, going from home to work, then to the store, mall, theater, or bar, and then back home.
So, it’s nearly impossible to use memory techniques to record every event, conversation, interaction, or incident that occurs.
Yet at times, we need to recall such details, for example, a random conversation we had with a friend, the last place we remember seeing a purse or wallet, or the events surrounding a car accident.
If we made no attempt to record the details, they can be difficult to recall. As a result, we might assume the memory is lost or forgotten with no hope of retrieving it.
Prior to this newsletter, I would say, that in all likelihood, there is in fact no hope.
However, in this newsletter, you’re going to learn an easy method to elicit memory of information you have trouble remembering.
The method is delightfully simple.
All you need to do is, close your eyes and picture yourself back at the situation where you learned, heard, or saw the information.
For example, to remember important instructions from a boss, I close my eyes and picture myself back to the time, moment, or situation when she gave me the instructions.
If it was in her office, I would picture myself at the office, doing what I was doing when the instruction was given. If those instructions were given in a meeting, I would picture myself back at the meeting.
Surprisingly, the simple act of visualizing an event triggers all sorts or memories of that event.
I'll remember how I entered the office or meeting, what I was wearing or carrying, other people who were there, the things that were discussed, and sure enough, the instructions that were given. I'll even see the entire interaction play out of her looking at me and telling me what she'd like me to do or get done.
This technique works with any memory you want to evoke that you failed to note.
For instance, to jog memory of a phone conversation, simply close you eyes and visualize the conversation. Picture the exact time and place of the conversation, so if you were sitting at the dining table during the call, visualize yourself at the table on the phone with that person.
You'll find that all of a sudden, details of the calls begin to appear, sometimes even what you were thinking during the call.
This is one of the best ways to dial up memory of events, incidents, and conversations that that seem to be forgotten.
It's surprisingly simple, yet amazingly effective.
If you'd like to learn more surprisingly simple, yet amazingly effective ways to record and recall the essential information in your life, don't forget to download your copy of Memory: Simple, Easy, and Effective Ways to Improve Memory.
It’s a powerful guide that teaches all the different ways the mind uses and stores information and how to use that knowledge to quickly, easily, and efficiently put information into long-term storage.
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