If you're like everybody I know and their grandma, you feel that your memory stinks. You can't even memorize your grocery list - and when you're finally done shopping, you've got no idea where you parked car. If you're lucky, you don't mix up names of your two youngest ones, who you've left and forgotten in back seat.
But Do You Know Why Your Memory Acts Like A Rebellious Teenager?
Now, before we delve into intricacies of memory and science of memorizing, let's perform a tiny experiment.
Okay, do this. Try and see if you can recall incidents of same day as today, one week ago.
Stop reading this article, look away from computer, and try recalling what you did exactly one week ago. Do it now.
How much could you remember?
Now try this. How about yesterday? How much can you remember from yesterday?
Most people hardly remember anything from last week, and only some occurrences from yesterday.
What would your situation be like if you where to testify in court, regarding happenings of previous day, or day of week before?
A bad place for you to be?
But relax. It's not your fault. You've never been trained on how to use your memory properly. That's why you don't know how to memorize things.
Where Is My Cow's Ears?
So here's a secret:
For most people, problem does not lie within memory. Sure, we blame our bad memory, but usually, that's not real problem.