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A Calendar

Updated on September 4, 2012
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A Calendar is a table showing the days, weeks, months of a year.

It has become a very important part of our life. We have all become so multi-tasking that it is difficult to keep track of our appointments and commitments and friend's birthdays, anniversaries etc. Thus, we have all started marking it down on the calendar.

This calendar could either be our calendar pasted on the fridge or the calendar in our phone or the calendar of our email address. Most of us, also have these reminders set up in our calendar which prompts us when the appointment is nearing. Technology sure is amazing. It's like we have our Personal Assistant (PA) by our side and she does not even take a pay :)

My Experience

With technology growing, I went high-tech by putting up all my commitments on my email calendar and BOOM!! I don't know what happened but, my calendar got messed up and all my appointments got shuffled around. Friends birthday's and anniversaries disappeared and I had no clue about it. I just went on with my regular business. When I missed out on one of my commitment; I realized that something was wrong since; my calendar did not buzz me about it and I was very disappointed but also came to a realization.

My Conclusion

Calendars are very important in our lives and what better calendar than our original paper one. I have started to use a small paper calendar that fits into my bag and use it to mark my commitments. The disadvantage to it is; that since it is on paper. I don't get reminders but, then I am happy that I am using some area of my brain to memorize things.

There were times when I could remember telephone numbers of so many people but, now; it's all listed in my contacts of the phone.

It is good to keep our brains sharp by trying to memorize numbers and dates. This avoids us to get dementia and help improve our memory. Memory improvement is vital for the survival of man in all forms. The nervous system helps us move, remember and communicate. It is one of the vital forms of being able to sustain the quality of our life as we grow old.

Besides, trying to keep numbers in our memory there are also some techniques to keep our memory sharp.

  • Get dressed or take a shower with your eyes closed. That helps our senses get activated and they tend to work in a novel way.
  • Eat a meal with your family in silence and experience how well you chew your food and relish it.
  • Try to do two things at a time using your senses. Example-Smell something while listening to something.
  • Try to activate your emotions such as love, anger, laughter by going out of the way and expressing it.
  • Break a routine. Such as take a different route while going to work OR do your normal chores in a different way.

It is definitely not an easy task using our memory for various things. Initially, we will find exhaustion of our brain towards the end of the day since; we tried to remember so many things. But, the good part is that we are using our brain.

Research has proved that we use only 10% of our brain so, let's widen our horizon and use it more.

Good luck!


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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Yup, me too Alocsin.

      I rely on my paper calender more than my digital one. Thanks for your vote of confidence.

      Apologize for the delay in responding

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Despite all my planning software, I like using a big paper calendar with the months laid out. It's really the only way I can get a proper overview of my activities for the month all at once. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you Talullah :) Appreciate your vote on this.

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      Talullah 5 years ago from SW France

      A thought-provoking hub!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Mary,

      I am also fond of an old fashioned calender. Yes, do try the above helped me a lot.

      good luck!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I use an old fashioned calender. I depend on it, and don't think I could ever give it up. I could take a bath with my eyes closed; not sure about dressing, though. I'll have to try that.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Ruby,

      It is my pleasure that you could find the above useful.

      It is always a pleasure to hear from you...Thank you!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      What would we do without a calendar? I lose track of the days and i keep all important events on my calendar. I thought the idea of bathing and dressing with eyes closed was a good one. I will try it..Thank you Ruchira...

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hi MM,

      Thank you for agreeing with me. As man is progressing technologically, we are also becoming dependent on them. We have stopped using most of our own abilities that a human is known powerful for such as our BRAIN. It has an immense capacity and unfortunately, we use only 10% of it.

      Am glad you liked the techniques...thanks for stopping by!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a great hub Ruchira, I like a paper calendar and we normally keep a couple, just to be on the safe side! We write everything down these days - I think it's our age!

      Your techniques for keeping the memory sharp are a brilliant idea, voting up and thank you for sharing. Best wishes MM

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hello Manoj,

      Am glad that you liked the above information and agree with it.

      Boney-M and ABBA have been my favorite's too...after old is gold :)

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 6 years ago from India

      Ruchira, Namaskar. Thanks for a nice hub. These are few things we should remember to make the life beautiful. We need not do great things. Few small things will make world a better place. Thanks for Boney-M. This was the band of my teenage years and childhood. This one and ABBA. Thanks.

      Namaskar and warm wishes,


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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hi RHW,

      That's amazing that you do all that. I am mighty impressed GF.

      Thanks for stopping by with your precious is totally awesome!

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ruchira - I have not yet found a calendar that is as good as my think tank:). I tried to use different ones too - it never works out - I just keep everything in mind and work one week in advance. Every night before I got to bed I tick off a list of what has to happen tomorrow. I don't miss much - even if I had a calendar I would:). I was thinking about trying to utilize mt computer calendar and now you've made me glad I didn't waste the time! Lol

      Up and everything!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Vinaya,

      Beautiful poem expressing how our life's present, past and future is linked with the calendar.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hello Rajan,

      Well said indeed. So many gadgets are in our lives that we rely on them on our day to day basis. Gotta start using our brains now :)

      Thanks for your comment...appreciate it!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      I enjoyed your point of view.

      apprehended on calender of our days

      I contemplate about the past

      that has slipped off hand

      future where I never reach

      present is ephemeral.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Interesting hub, Ruchira. With more and more gadgets creeping into our daily life we seem to have forgotten to use our brains. Nice reminder to start using our brains so that our memory stays sharp, for a change.