Learn Journey Method And How To Create Journeys
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You’re already acquainted with this method, which I call “wonder technology.” Do you remember the first route you created in a previous post to remember ship, socks, and sun hat? Perhaps you still have these words in your head. The crucial advantage to the route method is that you’ll be able to remember not only the individual words, but also their precise order. As you know, this technique is based on the fact that it is easier to remember new information that is linked to information you already have. In this case, the route markers (or successive points in a room or building) represent information you already have. You associate all the words you want to learn with the route markers and combine them into one image. When you want to remember these words again, you simply go through the route markers in the same sequence and all the words appear in your mind’s eye.
You might think it takes far too long to set up routes as memory aids. But as soon as you have acquired some experience with this technique, you’ll find it isn’t all that time-consuming. Using the route method ( also known as method of loci ) really can make many aspects of your life much easier.
To remember many things at once, you will need to have a large number of route markers. It’s true that markers can be used again and again, but not at the same time, because you’ll risk confusing the images you’ve created. To avoid this, it’s also possible to combine new information with old information already associated with a route marker, but that makes things very complicated and is only an emergency option for advanced practitioners. In any case, it is safer to have plenty of route markers available. Remember everything has a good post here.
How To Create A Journey
Before you begin designating your own markers and setting up a route, I want to explain in more detail what you need to know about this method. Th is advice is based on experience I’ve gained over many years, having used more than twenty-five hundred route markers. Since each person develops his or her routes differently, you’ll gradually find the best way of setting up your own.
Initially, you might think that individual routes don’t have to be long, since it isn’t possible to remember lengthy sequences of objects one after another, but with some practice, you’ll quickly advance and begin looking for new route markers. This is why your routes shouldn’t be too short—in my experience, they should have at least forty markers.
Preparing a Test Journey
Expand your first route from previous article into a test route, and note how far apart or close together the markers should be to help you store your images properly. Just experiment—there is plenty of room for variation. For some people, the markers need to be far apart, but others might prefer to have them closer together.
To begin, you shouldn’t have more than three route markers per yard under any circumstances. Otherwise there is a chance that you might miss or forget a marker, which is not what the inventor of this method intended. From my experience, at some stage or another, even the best brains will put too many markers too close together on their route, making the method ineffective.
Creating New Journeys
Before setting a route, look over the surroundings, regardless of whether the route is in your home or another location. Then consider the sequence and direction you want to take before deciding on the actual markers.
It doesn’t matter if you go through the rooms clockwise or counterclockwise—go with your personal preference. The decision often depends on the room in which you wish to begin the route. You certainly don’t have to commit yourself to a specific
direction for all of the rooms, but don’t ever change direction within a specific room. This will just confuse you.
Choosing New Journey Makers
In most cases, “less is more” in terms of choosing route markers. So don’t drive yourself crazy trying to cram in as many as possible. One person may select just five markers per room, and another may choose twenty in the same room. It differs from person to person, so just try it out and decide what works best for you.
When looking for markers, choose items that are at approximately the same height. This doesn’t mean that all your markers have to stand exactly three feet high, but you should make sure that they are all about the same height, otherwise there is a risk that you will forget a marker.
Select only objects that stick prominently in your mind. Choose items with which you are really familiar and those that have a specific place in your home. Th is means you shouldn’t choose a box of tissues that just happens to be on the coffee table at any given time, because the box won’t be there for long. Keep in mind that you’re going to associate new information with each object. Small knickknacks are often poor choices for this objective, since they are difficult to remember unless you have a special emotional attachment to them. For example, a small porcelain teddy bear that a friend gave you as a birthday present and you’ve placed on a prominent shelf would be perfect, because you would associate your feelings for your friend with this marker. Such feelings are often unconsciously incorporated with images and the likelihood of forgetting such a marker decreases. But don’t include too many small items in your route; they are easy to skip or forget. I have often made this mistake myself.
Don’t be afraid to use the same type of object, such as a cupboard, more than once. Of course, it must not be the same cupboard. You probably think that things associated with multiple cupboards will be easy to confuse, but that isn’t the case. In my routes there are more than forty televisions, stereo systems, and lamps and more than a hundred cupboards, tables, chairs, beds, and shelves. I’ve lost count of the toilets and sinks. Using route markers repeatedly can’t be avoided, since they are simply objects that everyone has in their home. Every object, even if it is the same category as another object, differs from the others in some way, and because you can see the objects in different settings in your mind’s eye, there is little likelihood that having many cupboards or tables as markers will be a problem.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article. Now as an added bonus, watch the video below to learn more about the journey method also known as method of loci.