I am sure that my generation and the next is in grave danger of losing the memory capacity of our brain due to digital revolution. This trend will set a change in human evolution also in coming years. Even some generations before me who are hooked to the tech will be facing this problem. Recently my grandfather expired and I went back into the lane of old memories remembering everything. One of the things I remembered was the first phone in our house. And then I suddenly realized that I knew so many numbers by heart which I still remember, yet today I only know around 4-5 numbers by heart. I have become slave to technology like many others and I need to revive it. Because I am not still the next generation human form which has given less importance to memory and more to intelligence. I can still create a balance and rely on my own brain to remember things, yet it can be a hard task considering the years I spent being dependent.
When I tried to analyze things around, the huge collection of books that increased… and mainly the digital media I understood I am in a mess. How the hell am I supposed to know which song is in which DVD or which DVD is in which folder? It is impossible to actually remember digital media contents where you have over 1000 dvds. I sat down meditated and rest of the time concentrated on this same topic. How could I start reviving my memory capabilities and here are some simple solutions I came up with.
1.Memorize 2 important numbers from your cellphone phonebook everyday and try to remember them as days pass with your new memorized numbers.
2.Don’t use bookmarks in your books.
3.Do not use the save login and password information in your browser no matter how many accounts you have on whatever websites.
4.Stop looking at your GPS screens when you go on known routes.
5.Try to memorize the names of roads, squares and important landmarks in your city every time you pass them.
6.Keep a thing that you use regularly and keep at a particular place at some different location, try to find it the next day.
7.Visit memory test and exercises sites on the web.
8.If you are a religious persons try to memorize some paragraphs/mantras/shlokas/teachings. If you are not then try to memorize your favorite songs!
I hope you understand the importance of keeping the memory part of your brain alive n’ active, and also hope that this blog helps you to achieve that!
Photo credits: Nikhil Gangavane.