Oops, I Forgot
There are times when we seem to forget or mismatch every single thing. During these times, we are likely to forget our keys in the car after locking the door, fail to remember important instructions we were given, leave the oven on, throw the wrong bag in the garbage, forget to empty our pockets before washing our clothes etc.
These happen every now and then. When they do happen, we need to develop good tactics for bypassing these without making any mistakes which we could regret later. There are several reinforcement techniques which may prove to come in handy in gray situations like the ones mentioned above, as well as many other, similar ones.
Techniques for Boosting Awareness and Memory
Many people, regardless of their age, tend to forget names of other people quite quickly. However, this can be bad, especially when their work depends on knowing everyone in the company and dealing with their names a lot. Therefore, it is good to create a list of all the names you need to remember, alphabetically, and do revisions until they stick to you and your memory. Assign them to mental images of the people these names belong to since visualization can help a lot too.
In general, our memory is bound to get worse as the years go by, unless we take some steps in order to better it. So, be aware of your need for memory exercises and be prepared to perform them on a daily basis. Stay positive and know that you can take hold of your memory instead of getting even more passive, letting thoughts and information pass you by.
Make lists, reminders and other useful things which will keep you on track with your obligations. All the technology we are surrounded with is more than enough to get you going. Use the planners in your cell phone and on the computer, since this is what these are made for.
Also, use the old fashioned sticky messages for yourself when you think you might forget something.
Finally, there are many books and guides on boosting your memory you might find a good and useful read. Do not forget to explore since you never know which technique will prove to be best for your purposes. Stay sharp, exercise your brain by exposing it to a lot of data consciously and manage to keep track of all the necessary information regardless if you are a teenager or a retired person.