We try to hide it, don’t we?

We stumble through conversations with people we met before — but can’t remember their names (and hope no one we know asks to be introduced to them).

We put something down, can’t remember where, and rush around, getting frustrated trying to locate it.

I hope these ideas help.

Here’s the Good News

Your brain hasn’t forgotten names or locations. It’s just experiencing a retrieval problem. You didn’t tell it something was important, and new information has come in since then (building neural pathways that overrode the earlier ones).

The mindfulness tips here will help you locate items — because you’ve told your brain this was important.

Fessing up and relearning people’s names will help you look human and genuine — while remembering them for the next time. (It also saves the energy you’d otherwise waste in dancing around trying to pretend you didn’t forget!)