Taking pictures of everyday situations can aid a failing memory.
Everyone knows the camera in your smartphone is handy for snapping selfies and pictures of your latest culinary masterpiece, but having a camera on you 24/7 has practical uses, too.
When I was recently reviewing my photos, I was amazed at how many pictures I've been taking to supplement my memory.
How about you? Do you have a few pictures on your phone you used to make things a little easier to remember?
Here are some of the things I've taken pictures of to supplement my fading memory:
1 - Parking lot at airport; to remember where the car is parked after a long trip (or a short one).
2 - Paint lid; to remember which room was painted and capture the details when needing touch up paint.
3 - Model numbers and serial numbers; to prevent the painful pulling out of the refridgerator when it's in need of repair.
4 - Product information; to capture the dimensions of the vanity before bringing it home and discovering it doesn't fit.
5 - Recipe ingredient list; to review when at the grocery store and when in too much of a hurry to make a list.
6 - Wine labels; when you're so intoxicated by that great bottle of wine there's no way you'll remember it the next day.
7 - Restaurant menu; so you can enlarge small print in a dimly lit restaurant.
8 - Driving directions; to ensure you have directions handy even if you don't have cell service.
9 - Article from a magazine; to prevent mutilating that magazine in the doctors office.
10 - Trail map; to capture trail details you can reference along the trail.
These are just a few ways that I've been using my smartphone to supplement my memory. How about you? Did it spark some ideas? Let me know in the comments!
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