Top Tips for Remembering
We are learning every hour, every day, every conversation and I suspect that we don’t practice remembering the things that are useful to remember.
Life goes on and there are so many opportunities to learn. Sometimes we read things on-line, hard copy books, kindle books and we also listen to audios and watch things on social media. And we have many conversations. And we all learn in different ways. Watch the video below and then decide if you are going to follow my tip to remember effectively.
Ebbinghaus in 1885 published his forgetting curve hypothesis. He said that memory is not durable and that we forget things we learn in as little as an hour and, certainly by a day we’ve lost over 50% of these things. He also talks about how to keep your memory strong so that we can retain it for longer. I was running a mastermind group on this very topic last week and we concluded that learning material is so readily available to us on-line that maybe we make less effort to retain what we read or listen to.
We all committed to writing down the main 3 things that we learn every time we read or listen to something or have a conversation with someone.
If we did that then, we would increase the amount of time that we remembered things.
TIP – Write down 3 important things that you have learned after every reading, listening or conversation. Go back over what you have learned, that is important to you to retain, at the end of every day, or whatever time scale is practical to you.
Dr Bridget- remembering myself to you!
See you next week
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