I built my first(1st on that I haven’t forgotten) memory palace a few weeks ago. I have used it for a few things like trying to memorize a deck of cards(I’m at 30 cards right now), also use it to learn Spanish which I have gotten the most use out of. And now I am attempting to memorize my first book Thank You For Arguing by Jay Heinrichs. But I am wondering if there are bad ways of building a memory palace or simply better ways.
Edit: I wanted to add that I am noticing that unlike Spanish I don’t see traveling in a complete linear way being good for memorizing the book. Pathos is in one room, and Ethos is in another, etc… even if I am currently only using a few items from each room, just makes recalling it easier. Looking at putting Oration in the living room…
My memory palace is 50 spaces in my home, 10 items from each room: All big items that never move.
- My room
- Laundry room
- Living room
I have no issue with the memory of these items, but I’m curious about the best way to use it or if need be rearrange it. The way I go through the room is starting from one side and making my way through like I’m walking. So I will walk from my desk in the corner of my room to the door, then down the hall into the bathroom, through the bathroom is the laundry room, through the laundry room is the kitchen, through the kitchen is the living room. Other than my room and the two other roommates rooms the house makes a circle through all the rooms.
I have Moonwalking With Einstein, and O’Brien’s How to Develop a Brilliant Memory on the way in the mail.
Anyone have advice?