The Pain Of Not Being Able To Remember
Being able to find information you need right away is really important because depending on the situation, it might be the difference between success and failure. Also, it is really annoying and frustrating when you can come up with the information. When you have been trying to find the information for awhile, the only option you have is to give up on trying to remember.
Not being able to find information happens the most when you learn information just by repeating it over and over. Hopefully you don’t do this anymore, but most people do learn information this way. This way of learning is inefficient and disorganized. You kind of toss all the information in your head and everything gets mixed up. It’s no wonder why you would have a hard time finding information this way, but this will be a thing of the past for you!
The Method Of Loci (Memory Palace, Journey Method, and Roman Room)
The method of loci will allow you to know exactly where you stored information so you can recall it quickly. In the video below, I explain what the method of loci is and give a fun example of how you would use it to remember information. Enjoy!
You want to have different locations to store the different pieces of information so you don’t mix them up. Also, you really want to make sure the stories you create engage your senses, have good detailed, and have feelings like if you are scared, hungry, sad, or happy. Could you smell the dinosaur? Hear the laptop being eaten? Feel the splinters from the wood hit you? The more real it seems, the easier it is to recall the information.
Make sure you have some locations that you want to use ahead of time because you won’t have to waste time trying to come up with locations when you want to learn something. Also, you should be able to see the locations clearly in your head. If you don’t, then you are going to have a hard to seeing your stories and recalling the information.
The method of loci is just one of the many methods, techniques, and systems you can use to help you improve your memory, learn information faster, and remember it for longer. If you want to learn all the methods, techniques, and system, you can check out my memory program. I go through each one in great detail in order to make sure you understand it and know how to apply it. If you are ready to improve your memory, click here to see my program!