Stories Are A Great Way To Memorise
We start reading and listening stories since our childhood. Infact stories are a part of who we are. Stories are a part of our routine. I remember how i used to read stories all day long. To be honest i used to read them in my textbooks (if you know what i mean 😀 ) and even today i read stories, it is not just me, millions of other people love reading stories.
But did you know that we can use stories to boost our memory? ineteresting? isn’ it?
Let us learn how
It is actually very simple. For example to remember a list of 10 words, all you need is a story consisting of ten stages.
What is a stage?
In story method a stage represents a specific point in your story. All stories have characters and locations and these characters and locations are your stages. You can use these stages to attach the pieces of information that you want to remeber. You can use these stages to remeber lists of words, digits, quotes and almost anything.
Suppose we want to memorise a list of 5 words. And the aords are
Here is how we will memorise above mentioned five words using story method
We will need a story consisting of five stages. You do not really need to read a story as you can use your routine as a story also.
Now let us memorise above mentioned five words using imagination and stages.
Suppose you wake up in the morning and as soon as you open your eyes you notice a big giant pen. The pen has the picture of an egg printed on it. You get out of the bed and go to bathroom to take shower. What’s that? who placed that computer in your bathroom? And your Mobile? It is lying on top of your computer. what is going on? who is there in the bath tub? heck, a hen.
and with that we have memorised this list of five words. Now all you have to do is simply to repeat the story in your head and you can easily recall the words.
It was just an example. You are limited only by your imagination. You can expand your stories as much as you want or as much as required by the data that you want to memorise.
You can also use your house or any location to attach the informatuion. Just make sure that you are familiar with the stages and then start using them as hooks to hang the information onto.
As for as images are concerned, the more out of the ordinary the better. Make your images funny, too big, too small, anything like these is hard to forget.
In our example we just used five words, feel free to experiment with 10, 20, 50 and then 100 words. The more you practice, the better you get.
Here is the technique again (inshort), choose any story/journey and get familiar with the stages of your story and journey and then attach information that you wish to memmorise using funny and out of ordinary images.