If I got a nickel for every time I went back to check if I had done something, I would be a rich woman. I am not sure if it is an "aging" symptom because I believe I have always done this. And my daughter does the same thing.
Did I unplug the curling iron? Did I remember my keys? Did I turn off the coffee pot?
Think of the time we waste going back to check. Can you relate?
I am here to tell you I have found the solution! You never have to worry about it again. It is a sure proof way of remembering.
SAY IT OUT LOUD!
Loud enough for you to hear it.
"I closed the garage door!" That's a big one for me and saves me driving around the block to check before proceeding down the street.
It works EVERY time. When you hear yourself saying it, you remember. It's also a good excuse for talking to yourself -- as long as no one hears you, you should be okay. And if they do hear you, maybe they'll start doing it as well and then we will all be talking to ourselves out loud.
How about trying to remember a list?
The best trick for trying to remember a list of things; whether it is a grocery list or a to-do list is to turn it into a sentence.
You need to remember to stop at the pet store, the bank, the grocery store for chicken and toilet paper.
"The dog wants chicken for dinner as long as you stop at the bank and get the toilet paper first."
Now, wasn't that easy? Walk around saying that out loud long enough and they may be coming after you in their white coats; but at least. you will have your memory intact.
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