Forgetfulness can be really annoying. With a head full of information, a switch suddenly seems to have been flipped – everything is gone as if deleted. Sometimes intensive thinking and brooding helps to remember what you have forgotten. However, the memory often comes much too late or the forgetfulness is permanent. Constant forgetting is not only annoying but highly unprofessional and problematic for your career. That’s why we explain to you what causes it and what you can do against forgetfulness…
Targeted relaxation exercises get to the root of forgetfulness by reducing stress and exhaustion. Yoga exercises or progressive muscle relaxation are also great methods to actively relax the body and give it the opportunity to regain a healthy balance. Those who are relaxed are less likely to forget and can concentrate better.
Take Care of Your Body
You can eliminate many causes of forgetfulness by taking care of yourself and your body. Get enough rest, make sure you get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, and eat a healthy, balanced diet. This is how you create the best conditions for your memory. This is particularly important as you get older.
Another good option is to exercise regularly. Especially sports or movement sequences that you don’t know yet. In doing so, you are doing your body a double good. Exercising gives the body the opportunity to reduce excess stress hormones and return to a normal level. On the other hand, new movement patterns and processes train – but also the memory.
Provide The Right Circumstances
High pressure and numerous distractions make it harder to remember certain things. So if you get the chance, it’s best to back off for a moment. You often remember what was just brushed aside by your own forgetfulness. That’s why you only remember what you’ve forgotten after you’ve finished shopping.
Relieve The Brain
Digital dementia describes the forgetfulness and ignorance caused by constant digital consumption. The solution: away from the smartphone. This is called a digital detox. Treat yourself to screen breaks more often. Your memory will thank you.
If you do many things at the same time, you make more mistakes. Multitasking doesn’t work, experts have long been sure of that. The mental capacity of overwhelmed workers is similar to that of people who have not slept for a night. In other words, if you do too much at once, forgetfulness increases. Rather focus on one thing at a time.
Mnemonics are memory techniques from memory training. They help to retain extensive information and thus counteract forgetfulness. For example, the story or loci techniques are well known. Which mnemonics you use is ultimately personal preference. Try what works for you.