Memory Slips In Most Peculiar Ways

Memory Slips In Most Peculiar Ways


Memory slips in most peculiar ways, but did you ever think it would happen just by walking through a door?  Do you forget things when you cross the room or more so when you walk through the door to another room.   In other words, you stop, stand and say “ what did I come in here for”?  


There have been studies that prove that doorways can have a stopping effect on your memory.  Hence, your memory slips in most peculiar ways.


Why Memory Slips


“Psychologists believe that passing through a doorway and entering a different room creates a ‘mental block’ in the brain, which means that walking through open doors resets the memory to make room for the creation of a new episode.  This is why they call it the doorway effect.”


Most of the time it acts like an interruption.  Like when you are in the middle of something and you get side tracked or stopped by something else.  You are needing to change your train of thought, so much so you forget what you had on your mind in the first place.


Our brain is far more sophisticated and complicated, and as recent studies show it comes from how each individual forms their own memories.  For instance, you might recall something different from how someone else remembers it.  


Stop Memory Slips


There is more to remembering than just what you pay attention to.  Some forms of memory seem to be optimized to keep information ready until you need to think of something else.  Hence, your brain is always thinking of ways to help you out, just don’t give it too much at the same time.



We are going to clean our Brain and start to control it again. Here is an exercise I would love you to do with me.


Clear out all the clutter in front of you.  

If your work space is messy or you have two many projects going on at once, do you get anything accomplished?  Problem is we are not as fast or efficient as you should or want to be.

  Having self-doubt!

What is it that you say to yourself all day long?  Turn off the negative and turn on the positive.   Here is a great post about affirmations. 

 Bad habits

Do you consciously do things that you know are not good for you?  How about unconsciously?    Start to notice and be aware and then change them! 

 Negative news

Turn off the noise.   I don’t know about you, but I stopped watching a lot of TV.  The news is always depressing, or one-sided.  Reality shows they are fake or depressing.  And one key point is that you can get caught up in watching and before you know it …. The day is gone.   Big time waster! 


Now that is a big word and bigger for some.  But did you know that you can control your fear?  Fear is a memory and by changing the memory you change the fear! 

 Toxic relationships.

Do others around you affect your mood or progress?   Get away or help them see how they are affecting you?  Friends are not always on your side or think that you have made a good decision.  It is your choice and who has to live with it.  That’s right, you!!! 


What Can You Control


 Attitude and Gratitude

Have you started you I Am Statements?   These can be very powerful when you repeat them over and over till you believe.  Put I am before all of these:

I Am Strong



In Balance



I Am Perfect 



Did you know that imagination is key to keeping your brain active?   Here is a great post on imagination! 

 Eat right and exercise!

Keeping our body healthy and functioning will give us the energy we need to be creative.  Lots of water and little sugar. 

  Setting goals!

I know we all grew up with people telling us we need to set goals.  We have goals for just about everything we do if we see them as goals or not. 

But do you set goals to really push yourself and create the life you want to live?  This post will dive into that a lot more. 

  Healthy relationships.

We all need personal contact, a hug, pat on the back, some kind of physical contact.   Also a good group of friends that you can rely on and check in with to help you out.   


Keeping your brain clean and your memory focused will help when memory slips in most peculiar ways.


Keep smiling


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1 thought on “Memory Slips In Most Peculiar Ways

  • Love your words Sandy. I’m currently working on decluttering and becoming somewhat of a minimalist. It really does help my mind knowing where I’ve organized the things I need.

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