19. How to find lost items
It’s one of the most annoying lapses of memory: where did I leave my…?
Losing things is when most of us have the biggest problem with our memories.
These lapses can range from the merely annoying (where did I leave the TV remote control?) to the panic-inducing ones (losing your passport on the night before your holiday).
If you regularly lose things, don’t necessarily assume you have a bad memory. It’s probably more likely that you are disorganised. If your home or work environment is cluttered, messy and chaotic, it’s going to make it harder for you to recall the position of things. Keeping things tidy and in order and avoiding clutter can be a good prevention against losing items. Alternatively, you’re more ...