I saw this on a TV show and I am surprised how good it works. This show was about how when we get older we remember very little
of the day to day stuff we did as kids and young people. It seems that we were 8 years old...then blam! we are 60. I have trouble
remembering what I did yesterday, but what I did 40 years ago is clear. So I started doing this exercise and I can't believe the
difference it has made.
When you go to bed at night, before you turn the light off. Sit up in bed and close your eyes.
Now, start remembering, step by step, what you did all day, beginning with getting out of bed that morning.
Don't let any little thing escape being remembered. Walk through your day completely. If there were things you needed to
remember for tomorrow, remember them now, clearly and distinctly remember your day you have just lived.
Then tomorrow, when you get out of bed and you are eating breakfast, try to remember yesterday. You will see a huge difference.
You can recall the whole day clearly. And those things you needed to remember to do today, they are vivid in your mind.
How does this work? At night your brain removes stuff that you haven't thought about again, and then places the other stuff you
did or said into long term memory. But what this exercise does is it makes you remember everything just before this happens. So
the whole day is written to long term memory.
It is working for me. Right now, I can sit here and remember yesterday, fully. I remember days last week. This doctor who teaches
this says that we have enough memory cells to remember everything, from everyday of our lives for as long as we live, and still only
use up about 20% of our brain's memory area.
Cool heh? If you start trying this, write your response here and lets see if it works.