A Trick To Trigger Your Memory

I know at times it can be difficult to remember things. I know for the longest time I had difficulty remembering things. But, in time, things do get better and you won’t need things to trigger your memory. This post is going to be about a trick I used to do to help trigger my memory.

I still use this technique, just to make sure that I don’t forget. I have the ability to remember without using this little trick, but why not use it? If it will insure that I will remember to do something then why not do it?

The tricks is:

Now a days everyone has a Cell phone. If you don’t have one and you have a brain injury I suggest that you get one just f0r this sole purpose. Every phone has a banner. Some where, where you can write something about you. For example a lot of people have “I love” and there significant others name.

Instead of writing something about yourself, use the banner to write something that will trigger your memory. I use key words that will trigger my memory. An example of this is when I’ll remember that I need to do something, like call someone but not until later.

I will type their name as my banner, so when I see this as my banner later I will remember to call them. Their name is the keyword that will trigger my memory and then I will remember the task I am supposed to do.

This works for me because I see the name as my background and I wonder why it is there. Now it is automatic I see the name and I know what I am supposed to do. It also helps me work my memory.

It helps me work my memory because I am not just writing the task down, but instead I am writing a word down then I have to remember the significance of this word and the meaning behind it.

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  • Todd  On November 17, 2010 at 10:40

    Memory tricks……
    I carry a 3×5 card in my pocket. I write down what I need to do for the day and then I have a place for things that I need to remember throughout the day.
    No spendy CellPhone. Just a simple piece of paper that is unobtrusive in every setting.

    You can get a pack of index cards for under a dollar.

    • zgauvin  On November 17, 2010 at 19:06

      I like this i do the same except no index card…just a random corner of a scrap paper or something

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