Easy Method For Remembering Where You Put Your Keys

Are you, like many others, looking for an easy method for remembering where you put your keys? How often you do ask yourself “Where did I put my keys/glasses?  Did I remember to lock the front door/turn off the stove?”

These common everyday annoyances can turn into big time wasters if you have to spend time looking for your belongings or even turning around to go back home or to your office.

The key (if you’ll pardon the pun) is to take yourself off automatic pilot. You need to pay a certain degree of conscious attention to what you’re doing, if you’re going to improve your memory. After all, the reason you don’t remember where you put your glasses or whether you remembered to turn off the computer is that they are mundane, repetitive, no thinking required type actions. You need to make them extraordinary. Creating crazy pictures in your mind – the crazier the better – is a fantastic technique that will help you remember.

Easy Method For Remembering Where You Put Your Keys

Memory expert Bob Gray gives us some great examples of crazy images you can create to help you remember.

For instance, as you turn off the coffee pot, imagine picking up the coffee pot and tipping out the remaining coffee over the kitchen counter, or picking up the pot and smashing it on the counter. That is all you will need. As you are driving to work and wonder if you turned it off, you immediately visualize the coffeepot and instantly conjure up the image you created. If no image comes to mind, obviously you left it on and need to go back.

Each and every time you place your glasses down; conjure up an image between your glasses and where you are placing them. You place them on the microwave after reading the defrost time of a lasagna, see yourself opening the microwave and imagine hundreds of pairs of glasses flying out. Or imagine opening the microwave and a large pair of glasses have melted, same with car keys or any other item.

Each time you lock a door, imagine sticking your finger in the keyhole to lock it, or your eyeball, or your foot.

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this article describes an easy method for remembering where you put your keys

this article describes an easy method for remembering where you put your keys

In addition to improving your memory, this technique gives your brain license to come up with all sorts of weird and wonderful images.  Kind of fun, too, don’t you think?

Have you ever tried this easy method for remembering where you put your keys? If so, tell us about it in the comment section.

 

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