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I write things down. Physically writing things down helps me to remember them, even if I don't see the notes afterwards. If I have to remember things from the night before, I leave a sticky note on my mirror. If I have to remember something for later on, I write it down and stick it in an uncomfortable position in my shoe. Then I check for why my foot hurts and low and behold! My note! I had another strategy... but... I guess... I forgot. XD

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Good ones! **** was going to say something more..eh forgot to write it in time..ha,ha
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I heard naps help memory

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heh im really forgetful about some things. My best friend has become akin to my backup memory....but a good way is voice recording/notebook for important things

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Getting enough sleep at night and leaving reminders for yourself in obvious places. For example I always leave notes in my pockets because I always check my pants.

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Write them down.

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im a forgetal person bout homewrk all that but iv save the best memories to remember that iv never forget bout it like graduating primary, friends cheer me up, i also sleep to remember the best what i left behind

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Enough sleep definitly important!
For me making notes on my smartphone helps a lot since I usually manage to at least remember where it is.:-).

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Post-It's; also a calendar program, Outlook!

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Write it on your hand, or you could tie a string around your finger until you remember!

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a song or refrigerator magnet

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if i forget something i would just think of penguins<3

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Use placement - put things in the way or with other things that you know you'll remember. For example, put a brown paper bag in the sleeve of your coat to help you remember to take your lunch. (Then use that bag to pack your lunch in.) Use lists or acronyms to make up a list. I use PB&J for some common items I forget (phone, belt, and jewelry). Then I run through that list before I leave the bedroom each morning.

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Exercise, less stress, cashews , sleep. Avoid sugar and stress as they are bad for the brain. Eat real food. If you see things in the supermarket that your ancestors were not eating it is probably not real food (even though it may be edible). If you have a calendar app on your smartphone then try that too.

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make lists and have a great time crossing things OFF them ! :)

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jaralex

write them down on your hand

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If I am studying for a test, I make a study sheet. Then I make a practice test where there will be blanks for me to fill in... I study and take my practice test.... If I am trying to remember if I turned off the curling iron or a burner on the stove, as I do turn them off...I say it out loud... I remember it this way....

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write them down :)...it helps me too only i mostly write on my arms :):)

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Write things down either on your hands or on your forehead

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uh how are you sopposed to see it
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cept for a miirror
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lol :):)that would be funny to see:):)
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write it down on a piece of paper.

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Depends on what works best for you. If you write it down, you've got to keep up with a piece of paper (or several). Using acronyms and/or placement ques, it may take a while to remember the acronym you choose and you may think of several places to put something before deciding on one, then have to go through the whole list because you can't remember which one you chose. Been there, done that!
Your best bet may be to use your cell phone. I have a simple and secure app on my iPhone that I put Everything in (i.e. Passwords, event reminders, birthdays, "To Do" list, notes, etc.) each with different audio and visual alerts.

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Well you can write yourself a little note and put it on your mirror....or some where that you always go to every day.....

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Use your phone to remind you,or lean on a friend in some cases,If its real important it will probably bug you enough not to forget.Put a string tag on your purse.

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what i do i know it sounds weird but you should set something like a pillow or paper in a spot and when you pass it you wonder why is that there then you remember ......OH i need to do.....blah blah blah!

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Write it in a notbook or a caldener or leave post it notes all over the place until the task is done

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repeat them OVER and OVER and OVER again in your head or if your more of a writing type person write it OVER and OVER and OVER again

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Post-it notes. EVERYWHERE.

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writing things put them into your head and that is a proven fact. the action gets you ready for remembering in the future and writing them in the future

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I'm the most forgetful personon earth, so I usually have to write things on my hands ~itreallyhelps~

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Get more sleep and take a lot of notes.

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JuggaloPride

I sleep too much that always helps me.

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No such thing as too much sleep
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Lol I know right?
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I would write a song about it or write about it.:):):):):):):):):)::)::):):):)

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Great answer :)
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RedRose

I write EVERYTHING on my hands. and in my gmail calendar, so im constantly getting reminders of things. (which reminds me of like 3 different things i forgot to do...cr@p.)

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honestly, i should just get the outline of a "to do" list tattooed on my palm.....
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stop forgetting them i have the same problem

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write it down on a planner that you use on a daily basis.

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whenever i want to remember something very important, i would repeat it 3 - 5 times again and again and say remember this. if it is something ls like remembering an event or something you want to do, use a reminder app

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keep a small note book in your pocket with a good pen .. and write down the important things plus take vitamin B12 and eat nuts

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If it's an object you need to remember put it on top or beside something you use a lot e.g remember to bring a drink, put it beside your makeup or coat idk it works for me and make sure you remember maybe close to last minute because you might dump the object somewhere else if you remember too soon

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Take notes on the subject

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