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Stress-free living by Infinite Ideas, Elisabeth Wilson; Infinite Ideas

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Never lose your keys again

If you’ve noticed an increase in frequency of memory lapses, your multi-tasking lifestyle could be to blame. The ‘fight or flight’ response actually sharpens your cognitive abilities. But chronic stress over long periods of time is a different matter. If your mind is bustling ahead to deal with the day’s problems, it’s concentrating on other things and you’re not noticing what’s going around you. Not surprisingly, you can’t retrieve memories of what you did today because your mind was actually living in tomorrow.

Repeat, repeat

The answer is to stand back and observe yourself and have enough insight to recognise that you are stressed and that is going to affect your memory. When you’re busy and stressed, you’re ...

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