Memory Tip: Use Your Body

When you need to remember your to-do list at work or at home and you don’t have your smartphone or a piece of paper handy, try this memory tip: use your body. Associating a crazy vivid picture of one of your to-do list items with a body part will help you remember that particular item. Use a different body part for each item. See the article below for some great examples.

Memory Tip: Use Your Body

Memory tip: use your body to help you remember a to-do list

Memory tip: use your body to help you remember a to-do list

Use your body. When you have no pen or paper and are making a mental grocery or to-do list, remember it according to major body parts, says Scott. [Gini Graham Scott, PhD, author of 30 Days to a More Powerful Memory].

Start at your feet and work your way up. So if you have to buy glue, cat food, broccoli, chicken, grapes and toothpaste, you might picture your foot stuck in glue, a cat on your knee looking for food, a stalk of broccoli sticking out of your pants pocket, a chicken pecking at your belly button, a bunch of grapes hanging from your chest and a toothbrush in your mouth.
This article in Reader’s Digest is a little older, but memory tips don’t go out of style. For more, click this link to the rest of the article.
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