I've always had a terribly memory...it's like sometimes entire conversations just go missing from my brain.
Working On ItIt seems that three things seem to help with helping me remember things:
- Stress reductions - when I'm stressed, my memory is worse, and whatever I can do to reduce stress (meditate, massage, sleep, etc.) seems to help me remember things.
- Vitamins - when I stick with a regimen of taking a good, natural multi-vitamin, I don't have as many problems forgetting things.
- I forgot the third....hmmm...oh yeah, it's exercising my mind and forcing myself to remember things I might otherwise just let go with the excuse of a bad memory.
The exercise part comes with playing word games on my iPhone. I play Whirly Word and try to make sure I come up with every possible word listed before I go on to the next game. Not always possible, but I get most of the words.
The forcing myself to remember things, often happens with peoples' names or song titles. I will go through multiple exercises to try and make myself remember...going through the alphabet, thinking about names of other people I know, trying to remember if I've set some mnemonic for the person, etc. Again, it doesn't always work, but I think just the exercise helps strengthen my memory.
I've added a couple of more rows to the Koigu Interlocking Crochet Scarf.
You can see, that even once I'v finished the scarf, I have a few colorful ends to weave in.