Recently I added a memory game to my week's activities.
It all started when I listened to one of those fabulous sermons in church and actually took notes. Later in the week, I recalled liking the sermon and searched for the notes, but lamented when I couldn't find the piece of paper.
I quizzed myself:
What was the general topic? I racked my brain…good grief this was Thursday and a thousand other things had happened when I asked the question. After a cup of tea, visualizing where I sat in the sanctuary, and using every other means possible to remember the general topic I finally answered the question.
The process to recall the rest of the good things said was an epic fail.
Although I have since started using a notebook I have created a memory game.
On Monday, at any point during the day, I try to say the following without the use of my notes:
General topic of the sermon
Main book of the Bible used
Then I work on the finer points. No order is required.
The game is repeated each day for the rest of the week.
No grade given.
Can be applied to anything, not just sermons.
Have some fun.
We tend to easily remember things we find important at the time (placement of keys excluded). Sometimes, though, our busy lifestyle prevents remembering the very things that will enhance our lives.
Do you have a memory game/device that helps you recall information?