If only I could remember where my memory is!

The human brain is a computer; the original and unarguably most complex computer of all time. The average American uses about 10% of the brains capacity in a normal day, although nearly 100% of our brain will be used at some time or other in a given lifetime.

Now, that’s not saying much for us, in fact, it’s a little embarrassing.  Of course, there are some people who utilize a greater amount of brain power in their daily lives; the super stars of eCommerce, of Wall Street, of Brain Surgery. As for me, I’m pretty sure I’m in the 10% category most of the time. Well I was before I stepped over the hill anyway. Now I’m simply struggling to remember to use it. If I could only figure out a way to use 20% of it, I’d most likely start remembering things again. I hate getting in the car and wondering, as I put the key in the ignition, where it is that I’m in such a hurry to get to.

My Google Calendar is a life saver. It’s always sending me little email reminders of where I need to be and when. I love it. I’ve trained myself to check my email first thing every morning just to see what day it is and whats going on. If it’s not on the calendar, it’s definitely not happening. I feel great about this, though. I’ve trained my brain to check the calendar every day. Just think of the things I could train it to do if I could figure out how to access more of it.

For example: What if I trained my brain to shut my mouth at 1200 calories a day and lock-jaw it.  Not one more calorie allowed. I would be at my happy weight in no time! And what if I could train my brain to put me to sleep and stay asleep through the entire night. I would be rested and happy and energetic every day! What if I could train my brain to never allow me to forget anything, to speak foreign languages, to be a computer wiz and a financial genius?

The possibilities are staggering. It’s so tempting to give it a try, isn’t it? But, you know, I’m still rebooting every time I turn around and I keep contacting these stupid viruses and I’m outdated and I need tech support big time. If I ever get it figured out, I’ll share the knowledge from the untouched area beyond my normal 10%. I know there’s a way to boot it up and use it. I need to figure it out before I crash.


Mary Ann


1 thought on “If only I could remember where my memory is!

  1. Hahaha.. wow.. yeah Google Calendar is a lifesaver… especially on my marriage.

    I know you probably don’t want advice, but I am a guy, so here it is:

    You should get one of those brain exercises books, and there is even an add on in Gmail under:
    Options>Labs>”Mail Goggles” is a little add-on to help your brain do some basic math and stay sharp.

    I think something else that has helped me is practicing memory skills is to memorize things, especially Scripture, or in my case, college stuff. I think that’s how the aged who are sharp stay sharp.

    Love ya!!

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