Some time ago, I stumbled across a video online about a woman that never forgets. Once she has seen it, she doesn’t forget it. She could watch a movie once but was able to accurately narrate each and every scene and tell the dates used in the movie precisely. Yes, I mean precisely! She literally copies anything she sees into her memory.
Looks like a cool feature, right? University students would do anything to have that kind of memory if it could be purchased but unfortunately, it isn’t. Some time ago, the woman was diagnosed with a medical condition, a defect in her brain that impairs her ability to forget anything she sees. This defect was reportedly due to a car accident she had when she was a child and this magnetic memory has remained with her since then.
Normally, the human brain regularly purges itself of unimportant details, purifying itself from past pains and hurts. In her own case, she retains everything. I wonder how much pain she feels from old memories. This autoregulatory function of the brain is helpful for obvious reasons, however, some vital information that is unused for a while can be forgotten as well. This is the primary reason why we forget or why we need to. The price we have to pay is the loss of school information for exams and tests even when we knew them well enough.
Another aspect of our life that is affected includes tasks, plans and activities that we plan to do. Several times, I have had to forget tasks myself and I wondered, is there any way to remember details of activities, tasks, etc. Here are a few tips that may be helpful in remembering details.
6 Short Tips To Remember Details
These tips below should help you remember details when you should have forgotten them.
Write them out when you remember them. A quick look at where you wrote it will put shame on forgetfulness.
Take time to internalize an idea, plan or information before going about your other business. This will enable you to remember when you need to.
Share with someone, if it’s something you can share or if the person is trustworthy. It has been observed that women are very good at keeping certain information, especially those relating to a task. And for a married man, your wife can be your memory of certain events and tasks.
Keep a to-do list. Update it at the start of the day and during the day when necessary.
Form a habit from your important tasks. That way, they become a part of you and you don’t forget them anymore.
Lastly, immediately carry out doing a task, an idea or information when it comes to your mind. Procrastination is the beginning of forgetfulness.
Why You Need To Remember Details
You need to remember details because you might need them for several reasons – exams, tests, etc
Also, fulfilling a promise is hinged on your ability to remember the details of the promise. Forgetfulness can make you forget about a promise you made to someone but the consequence might be a very disappointing one for that person.
When people know that you keep to your tasks, promises instead of being pathologically forgetful, it can make them more interested in working with you.
If you can learn to remember important details, things would not only be better for you, they will be better for everyone. Nature has it that we forget certain things over a while, but there is a way to consolidate information and be able to remember it when you need to.
Look forward to a more exhaustive post on how to remember details. Stay tuned.
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