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 :)
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.
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.