Passing through a doorway or into another space has been proven to cause you to forget things. If you've ever found yourself wondering why you walked into another room, one simple solution is to visualise your purpose before you leave the current room.
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In an interview at Real Simple, Zaldy S. Tan, director of the Memory Clinic at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical centre in Boston, offers a second technique as well:
Linking items you want to remember with something familiar. If you want to get your summer clothes out of the basement, before you set out, think of yourself on the beach or beside a pool in your swimsuit. This system makes the items more vivid and therefore more memorable.
Silly as it might seem, vividness really is the key to boosting your memory.
Tricks to Improve Your Memory [Real Simple]