I’ve mentioned before that I have had some serious memory issues. I have been consciously working on it because forgetting things all the time can really have a negative impact on your life.
I’ve used all sorts of tricks over the years like taking notes on paper and in my computer, repeating something over and over or even telling other people and hoping they remember. Through it all I have had the intention of improving my memory. Medically speaking, I was told long ago that memory loss was just part of my condition and nothing could be done about it. Well, you know me, I refuse to let things like that stop me.
I’ve already overcome several health issues that are supposedly incurable, so why not memory loss, right? Well, in yet another victory and act of achieving the supposedly impossible, I’ve been improving my memory. I still forget things, but not nearly as much as I used to, and it seems to be getting steadily better.
I find that I don’t need to write things down as often. I will repeat an idea a few times to try to solidify it in my memory, then I will tell myself that I *can* remember it. I *will* hold that idea until I need it. It’s working more and more. sometimes it takes me a few minutes to dig around in my head and pull the idea to the surface, but I’m able to do it with increasing frequency.
One of the other things I’ve added to my memory-improvement regimen is praising myself. I maintain awareness on when I’m able to access something I wanted to remember. When I’m successful I take a few seconds to be really happy about it and congratulate myself on that success. I also take a few extra seconds to run my mind over the things that I have managed to remember recently. Doing that exercises my memory even more, and gives me even more to be happy about as I remember them.
I have a feeling that my memory issues will soon be a thing of the past. Everyone forgets once in a while, but I believe that I won’t have a “problem” anymore if I keep up with my practices. That’s an awesome feeling. My memory issues used to make me feel really down about myself. Now I get to feel good for overcoming yet another thing.