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Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby 123ertyy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:58 pm

Hello there people,

Just dropped by my favorite forum to get advice on what i figured about my self, its that i never get to store anything in my memory... i keep losing almost every bit of information that i need to store in my head. anyway i can fix this? will meditation help on this situation? Nope im not that old ;)
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Re: Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby cooran » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:27 pm

Have you had a check-up from your doctor? It could be vitamin deficiency, high levels of stress, or something more serious. See your doctor for advice.

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Re: Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby corrine » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:42 pm

You mention that you are not that old. What does that mean? I am old but my memory issues began when I was around 49, which to me is not old. And I hated it. Over the years I have worked very hard on this and found out a number of things. One is that sometimes it is a medical thing in that certain deficiencies worsen this problem. A lot of vegetarians who are not careful have vitamin B issues. One doc told me that low D can also be a contributor to memory issues. And there are others. I am on a lot of supplements now because it turned out that I did have B and D issues and, because I have moderate macular degeneration, I am on the areds 2 protocol which includes very high doses of several things.

Then there was the 'not paying enough attention' thing. I have always multi tasked and one doc told me that the mind does not handle this as well as we get older so it is important to cut that out and actually pay real attention to what I am doing in the present moment. I work at this daily.

All in all, I am much better. Whether it is the supplements or focusing or what I do not know, but there are things that will help this. Starting with a check up would be a good thing. Meditation helps me because it teaches me to focus and let go of all of the many things that are flying around my brain at any given time, the juggling of which adds to memory impairment. Particularly if you are young, try to get to the bottom of this now before it gets really bad. These things do not remedy themselves. We have to pay attention and take action. I wish you luck with this.

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Re: Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby 123ertyy » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:33 am

Thanks for your kind words, i will look into them. 8-)
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Re: Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby poto » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:33 pm

I've had memory issues too xD

Assuming you are eating right as others have mentioned, the next thing I would do is look into playing some brain games. Your brain needs exercise to stay sharp, and adding a few minutes of brain games along with a daily meditation practice can help a lot.

There are a number of free brain games out there. I'm fond of this one:
http://brainworkshop.sourceforge.net/

A bit of googling will turn up a plethora of other brain games out there.
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Re: Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby santa100 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:36 am

Also don't forget physical exercises. Start running or jogging. Not only they give a good boost to your immune system but also to your memory.. ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/ ... ell-growth )
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Re: Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby 123ertyy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:04 pm

brain games, i tried- i got a monkeymind so im tryin to get back to them ;)

Btw i am a vegeterian for the last 10 years... maybe this must be the issue as corraine & cooran said.... thanks for your suggestions guys :D

poto have u overcome the issue u had?
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Re: Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby poto » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:59 am

123ertyy wrote:poto have u overcome the issue u had?


My memory has improved over the last few years, but it's not nearly as good as I feel it should be.

I still have a hard time remembering things like people's names. And I have to make lists when I go grocery shopping or I will always forget something.

Sometimes I think it would be nice to have a photographic memory, but I just work with what I've got...
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Re: Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby 123ertyy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:46 pm

poto wrote:
123ertyy wrote:poto have u overcome the issue u had?


My memory has improved over the last few years, but it's not nearly as good as I feel it should be.

I still have a hard time remembering things like people's names. And I have to make lists when I go grocery shopping or I will always forget something.

Sometimes I think it would be nice to have a photographic memory, but I just work with what I've got...


Oh im hoping you the best to get where you need to be :) Cheers!
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Re: Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:30 pm

What meditative practice do you do?
have you tried just memorising one of the short texts related to it?
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Re: Thing i lack and seeking a way out!

Postby poto » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:40 pm

123ertyy wrote:
poto wrote:
123ertyy wrote:poto have u overcome the issue u had?


My memory has improved over the last few years, but it's not nearly as good as I feel it should be.

I still have a hard time remembering things like people's names. And I have to make lists when I go grocery shopping or I will always forget something.

Sometimes I think it would be nice to have a photographic memory, but I just work with what I've got...


Oh im hoping you the best to get where you need to be :) Cheers!


Thanks, hope I was of some help. :)
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