We are all human beings (as far as I know) and we tend to forget a lot of things, a little too much for our own good I’m afraid. So today I think it’s time for us to roll up our sleeves and tackle this problem once and for all, are you with me? — Please consider subscribing to this blog if you want be updated.–
How to defeat forgetfulness in 3 easy steps:
1. Paying attention
You will be amazed to see how much more you remember if you really pay attention when the information first is given. The person or student who hears something while paying attention has gained a lot compared to the student who was absent (physically or cognitively).
Well isn’t this a contradiction to your post on learning systems?
No, not really, some might have it easier reading information instead of hearing it; albeit the person will still benefit from it (although some might not benefit that much). Concentration is a key to learning, do not ever lose it!
2. Remind your self by any (acceptable) means possible
If you know that you tend to forget things then be sure to alarm your self on this. Use task lists, post-it notes, electronic/paper or sms reminders. Needless to say, you have to arm your self with the most appropriate tools that work. A cool tips is to use a Hasslebot like HassleMe, you can read more about it here.
3. Establish a base
You need to establish a place where you can accomplish your work/studies in peace. It has to be a place where you feel comfortable and not easily disturbed (such as “studying” while chatting on msn/yahoo or Aol etc). You have to mentally label this new base as being a work environment and a place of diligence and patience.
What about you guys, do you have any tips on how to remember things? Please consider subscribing to this blog if you liked this post.