Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sticky Note Slave

I'll admit it, I'm a Sticky Note Slave. Everywhere in the house there is a pad and a pen to help my poor little brain remember what it's supposed to remember these days. Could have something to do with the recent birthday, but I blame it on my busy life.
Of all the things I’ve lost,
I miss my mind the most.

Seen it all. Done it all.
Can’t remember most of it.

I just got lost in thought.
It was unfamiliar territory.

Out of my mind.
Back in five minutes.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Over what hill? Where? When?
I don’t remember any hill.

Ever stop to think and forget to start again?

The face is familiar
but I can’t quite remember my name.
When all else fails, you can order a Memory Stick from
and backup the memory that's left!

Here's some real help...
1. Never stop learning
Look for topics that interest you and really get involved with learning new information and developments about them. If possible, you can join groups of common interest in classes or courses in order to come into contact with other people who have common interests with you.
Reading, following lectures, programs, information on television and the Internet, are sources of continuous education for your brain with beneficial results to your memory.
2. Cultivate your social and family relationships
The more social you are, the better it is for your brain. Studies have shown that the brain and heart have a lot to gain from good family and social relationships.
3. Develop new habits
Consider changing the location of your furniture, try to button up your shirt with one hand or put butter on bread in a different way or with you eyes closed, try to learn to use the mouse with your other hand. You can think of several original ideas on the way to exercise your brain and help your memory improve.
4. Exercise your mind with games
The more you use the features of the brain, the more you help your memory stay in shape. There are many games that arouse your intellectual capabilities but can also contribute to a better sociability. Backgammon, chess, puzzles and many other board games, offer you entertainment and also help you improve memory.
5. Physical Exercise can improve your memory
Physical exercise improves the circulatory system. It is scientifically proven that walking for 2.5 hours each week substantially improves the memory in people over 50.
6. Food that will help you improve your memory
What we eat every day, affects the performance and long-term condition of our memory. Remember that in order to get better results with vitamins in your body, it is better to eat more fruits and vegetables rather than swallow vitamin formulations. The reason is that by eating foods rich in vitamins you also absorb other useful nutrients that act complementary and support the work of vitamins.
Some of the foods that can improve your memory are:
Green leafy vegetables, Broccoli and cauliflower, Fruit juice, fruit,Various kinds of berries, pomegranates, Nuts, Fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, Olive oil and other vegetable oils.


  1. This has been a difficult week. Mom was hospitalized after a fall with a broken nose and fracture in her neck. Thank God she's going to be ok but it was several days of worry and stress. Life is all about those two things...
    joy c. at grannymountain

  2. Sorry about your Mom.
    Loved the sticky note post.
    How true it is ...
    good things those sticky note pads....
    Elsie <><

  3. I call sticky notes roses. MY hubs gets a bunch of free ones from his employer and brings them home to me. They are my roses. I love them and couldn't imagine being without them. They serve me well!!

  4. Joyce, I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Hopefully, next week will be less stressful. I really liked this post. You are very creative, evem when stressed to the max.

  5. How is your Mother doing ... better I hope.

    I am like I Love Lucy ... notes taped everywehre ... steering wheel, dashboad, desk, purse ... you name, its posted ...

    The Doctors TV show just approached this topic ... the suggestion they offer for improving the brain with aging is to count backwards in different multiples often. They also suggested blueberries & other foods to brain stimulants. Was quite an interesting discussion.
    TTFN ~Marydon

  6. Great post Joycee and I love the pictures to go with it.

    I think we all find ourselves forgetting more and more the older we get.

    The other day my husband actually asked me how old he is going to be - His birthday is next week. He has lost track. Ha ha

  7. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry about your mom! Thanks god, she's getting better now. Otherwise, you won't be able to sleep well. Take care, Joycee.


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