I hate to admit it, but I’m forgetful these days…
If I don’t write it down when the thought passes through my brain, I won’t remember it later when I need that information.
Yep, probably a combo of, ahem, my age (ouch, that hurt) and the fact that, at any given time, I just have too much info being juggled in my brain.
When I was in college, I could memorize an entire play script in a week. Those days are long gone and now that I’m out of practice, the thought of memorizing anything at all is pretty daunting.
So what do I do when I really want to remember something specific…something important?
I give myself a tattoo.
Let me preface this by saying… My hubby hates tattoos. Right before we got married, I played a practical joke on him and applied a temporary tattoo where it would just peek out of my T-shirt. We were watching a movie and he was REALLY quiet. He usually plays “commentator” during movies, so I knew he had seen it and was trying to figure out how to approach the subject. He finally just blurted out, “Did you get a tattoo?!!!” And of course, I played it up… “Well yeah, I know you don’t really like them but I thought this was so cute, I couldn’t resist.” The look on his face made me laugh so hard!
So… I had to check with him before I started using this method.
I hate to admit it, but I found DWELL through a Facebook ad. Yep I was a sucker but DWELL has actually proved to be really successful for me. While it’s intention is to help you memorize Bible verses, I’ve started using the general idea for other things, too.
Anyone remember ROYGBIV? That one is burned in my brain from middle school science class!
The process is using an acronym to remember something important. I used it a lot in my college years, but had forgotten about it until I saw that Facebook ad. It’s very effective and makes it much quicker to remember a list , a sentence, or a host of other things.
I don’t get any perks or payment from DWELL for sharing this but I love the product. it’s a subscription, so every month, I get a small package with 3 things… a card with the verse of the month on it (I put this on my fridge), a key tag (one side is the entire verse in words; the other side is the acronym), and a set of temporary tattoos that have a cute design and the acronym.
I was a little skeptical the first month, but it really works! I learned the verse quickly and get to share it with others when someone asks me what my tattoo means.
I think the verses will be etched in my brain and easier to recall because they now have a visual attached to them.
Anyway… Hope this helps somebody out there! For more info, the website is www.dwelldifferently.com
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