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Ways to remember things in daily life – Improve Memory

In the parking garage

In large parking lots and parking garages, it is easy to get lost.

• Think about where you park when you park. Garages often have a letter code or that it pays to keep score.
• Also think of where you stand, also in relation to that you are going the opposite way when you get the car. If you imagine the situation, do you remember better.

Codes and Numbers

The digital life contains many passwords, codes and numbers.
Most of them have phone numbers stored on the mobile, and is therefore helpless back if it gets lost.
• It’s hard to remember eight single digit of a phone number. Turn they therefore combined into larger chunks, eg. four double number: 48249386. Try to see a connection between the pieces.
• Try to associate the numbers with known dates, dates, or other known figures. It is very difficult to remember ten different codes. Try to reduce the number and select special codes you can easily come off. Tie like codes for your favorite author’s birthday.
• When you eg. get a new credit card PIN in the mail, imagine the situation where you are going to use it. If you already have imagined that you enter it into the ATM, do you remember it better. Practice pressing the code in the ATM. Motor memory is very reliable, you remember where the buttons even though you may have forgotten the actual numbers.


You thought you knew everything in the book, but on the exam, you are completely stuck.
This situation many can relate to, but it can be avoided by using simple techniques.
• As you read, you should close the book often. Take a re-calling test where you test yourself in what you just read. Create your own reasoning / picture of the material that you will remember.
• During the examination you should mentally re-create it when you sat and read. Visualize and immerse yourself back. Try to see the pages in front of you.
Contracts and procurement
Small and smaller deals are easier to forget than large and important contracts.
• This is because one thinks less of them, and it just creates volatile traces in short-term memory. It is enough to think about things that they are stored in a more lasting way to long-term memory. And it applies to foresee a situation to remember, imagine instead that you will remember something, not to mention where and how to get it.
• Imagine the contents of what you should remember – and when you remember it. Plan your situation / meeting mentally.
• When you’re at the store, ask you what you needed at different places in the apartment: What do I need the bathroom? What do I need for the kitchen? And go for a fixed route in the store, so you pop places that will remind you of what you need.
• Put a reminder on the front door or another visible place so that you can not fail to detect it. Such external reminders can be helpful to remember the little things you do not think so much.

Keys and mobiles

To avoid the eternal search for the keys, remote controls and portable phones, you should build up good practices.
• Find a permanent place for everyday things. Creating a system where you put things back in place, release the eternal look round.
• Do not be absent when you add things from you. If you are not aware / concentrated on where you put away for example. keys, emphasis is also not left traces in memory.


It’s incredibly embarrassing to mention the names of faces we know we know.
Who has not met a cute girl or handsome guy at a party, and under the friendly conversation will be painful and embarrassing – because you do not remember what the person called.
• When you greet a person, you have to bite you in the brand name. Associate the name with something immediately – eg. a famous person, place or – preferably with something special that you are doomed to remember.
• Repeat the name mentally, and use it often also spoken in conversation. Americans are often known to be good at remembering names. Maybe because they often use the name in conversation than, for example. Norwegians.
• At the end of the day you should think about who you’ve met and what they are called. Repeat to yourself the situation and what you talked about.

She is a Doctor, Holds MBBS degree from JIPMER. A health care enthusiast and a keen writer, She blogs everything on how to improve memory at