Posted on July 25, 2015 by Melanie Brown
Are you forgetful?
Do you set out to do something and walk to the top of the stairs only to find when you arrive at the top, you have totally forgotten what you have set out to do? This has happened to me many times.
Over the last couple of months I have worryingly noticed how forgetful I’ve become. Is this normal?
Every day I have fallen into the ritual of looking for my house and car keys. I have to retrace my steps to work out where I could have lost them. What’s really silly is that I know that I should have a set place to keep them but never do this. I can waste up to 15 to 20 minutes looking for my keys.
My children are getting fed up of me. Why? Occasionally I have to confiscate their toys and put them somewhere so that they can’t find them. The problem is I often forget where I have put the offending item. We search high and low but the items cannot be found. You should see the disapproving looks they give me as if to say, “Mum, you really are hopeless!”
Now I have fallen into the trap of mixing up my children’s names. I switched my girls’ names around and my son was deeply offended when I recently referred to him by one of his sister’s names. He gave me a cold evil glare and reminded me that his name was David.
Why are my powers of recall becoming so bad?
Is it something to do with old age?
I think that it is more to do with focusing on multiple tasks at the same time and not concentrating on one thing at a time. Of course this results in me forgetting my own children’s names, losing stuff or not knowing which planet I am on.
I think that the solution to my problem is to slow down and become more systematic about the things I do. Relaxation is the key! A good book and one of my bath treats.
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