Just make a list.
People tell you all the time that you should make a list when it comes to things you need to do, things you don’t want to forget, what is coming up, for grocery shopping, and so on and so forth. In reality making a list isn’t what it is about, is it?
You absolutely will learn more by writing things down. A study carried out in 2010 by Indiana University found that the areas of the brain associated with learning worked far better when kids were asked to write words like “spaceship” by hand versus just studying the word off a whiteboard. Taking notes is what people did before computers, and we have some of the most brilliant people in the world to thank for how far we have come. This was before the time of computers and all these devices. Sometimes just because technology makes things easier, it doesn’t mean it is making us better or smarter.
Writing things down also clears the mind and brain of info that is just taking up space and clouding your memory. Having it written down can clear your mind instead of trying to hold so much in. It allows you think, to relax, and to clear the fog that makes it hard to do simple things that were once mindless.
Writing things down has a real benefit for you. I have come up with a few things that can help you get into the habit!
- Find yourself a notebook that is pretty, or is eye catching so you won’t want to leave home without it,
- Grab a pen that you love. It really can make writing much more fun when it is in color, or when it is a smooth feeling.
- Make it a checklist or find a way to mark items completed or irrelevant.
- Make a list of goals or ideas so that you don’t lose momentum.
Making a list and writing things down doesn’t make you old or even getting older. It will help you gain back your brain strength, and allow you to keep moving forward with your life with minimal items left in the dust.
What is on your list?by