The author of the book: Flip the Switch: Achieve Extraordinary Things with Simple Changes to How You Think, Jez rose, also a behavior expert has turned to explore the mechanics of memory. He looked to examine the working of the human memory in relation to how we can remember what we do more vividly.
When looking for something you have misplaced, what serves you most is your awareness of your environment and your actions and interaction with it. Here, are some trusted recommended tips for when you are trying to find something you have misplaced
The first recommendation is something out of the orthodox box. Rose recommends that you do not begin to search frantically for something that is lost immediately you realize it is, he advises that you instead relax, has a tea and snack. According to Rose finding your possession does not work if you are trying to locate it through retracing of steps and he has also noted that nobody is made up of bad memory that just simple memory strengthening trick would do the wonders because every information about our lost items are very much intact in our brain but getting access to that information is what we need to learn course its learnable The maximum development of our cerebral, coupled with the ability to remember things and information is heightened from the ages of 5 to 9 after which begins to drop.
He points that the reason for this is confusion. Physiologically, the brain is confused by the production of “adrenaline and cortisol, the stress hormone.” He says that if we begin to search for this lost item frantically. We most probably become confused due to the frustration. Rose says: “When we realize we’ve lost a treasured item our ability to think straight is immediately impaired … we’re unable to deal with the situation rationally, we get swept up by the emotion of losing it … we are often inclined to panic.”
The next step after relaxing is to turn on some music, classical recommended, to keep the calm energy of your break going throughout the search. After this and you still can’t find the lost item, you can then ask for help. When you do, make sure it is from some logical people especially women and elementary school kids.
Women are natural multi-taskers, Rose says and are by implication most preferred candidates at finding lost items. He also says that children recall things way better compared to adults. Rose recommends that the best way to prevent losing things is to tag your memories when you put them down. This means that you should do something weird while putting it down to make sure you remember. You could, for example, while putting your car keys in the shelve, crow like a bird. That strange feeling you get while doing it will shake your brain into awareness, producing a strong memory link. It feels weird, but it is way better than the frustration of losing things.