Forgetting Things? Experts Say Using This Old Tool Will Help
I Used to Have the Best Memory.
I was a server for many years. I started working in the restaurant business full-time when I was in high school. One awesome skill I acquired working in the restaurant business was remembering people's orders. I was able to remember up to 20 different orders without the need to write them down. I remembered people's names, and what they did for a living. If I couldn't remember it I'd write it down on my notepad and the next time the customer would come by I had their name memorized. It was a technique that I used to form relationships and make some money in the process.
My Killer Memory Has Slipped Away From Me.
Now, I am the absolute worst at remembering people's names. I have to text myself reminders, I can't even retain my google two-factor authorization codes. Like, what have I become? I am a 31-year-old who has a serious case of "old lady brain".
It Turns Out I am Not the Only One Having Major Issues Remembering Things.
It is something that several people struggle with. A new study from the University of Tokyo is telling us to ditch the phones and tablets for notes and instead, use a good ole pen and paper. Professor Kuniyoshi L. Sakai, a neuroscientist at the University of Tokyo told ajc.com “Actually, paper is more advanced and useful compared to electronic documents because paper contains more one-of-a-kind information for stronger memory recall,”.
It's Time to Drop the iPad and Swap It Out for a Pen and Paper.
If you're struggling with memory recall, start writing out your to-do list. Can't remember someone's name? Write it down. Make a habit out of this and help your brand now before it's too late.