First of all, thank you to all who contribute to these forums, I have learned so much reading through the posts, especially for language learning and language vocabulary.
It is often recommended to organise memory palaces in alphabetical order (for language learning, vocabulary). But it seems this would limit associations between words. I would like to group words with similar meanings close together in a palace. For example, the words - stress, nervous, anxiety, worry - have a natural association that I would like to reflect in the palace. But with a separate palace for each letter of the alphabet, I wouldn’t be able to do that. I do like the structure of the alphabetical organisation though.
I am really unclear on the best way to proceed and if anyone has experience or thoughts on this it would help me a lot. Have you tried either? Is the association palace too messy? Do you associate meanings even within an alphabetical palace? I have read a fair bit but am getting more confused at the moment. (I did try memory techniques years ago and failed, I believe because I was unclear on some key areas and lacked direction. However am committed to making it work this time!)