EDIT: Sorry for the typos, I noticed now that for some reason i’m being autocorrected to my mother language. (portuguese) so things like eff icient shows up as eficiente, I don’t have time right now but later I’ll fix this
Sorry for taking that long to answer, went to my grandpa’s house that doesn’t have internet connection. Well, i’m 15-20 days without even touching the cards or memoryleague.
What method do you use?
52 characters /52 loci
Are you using real cards?
I used to do with real cards but I realised that using memoryleague app I can cut off the practice time, being more eficiente for doing less as:
-I don’t need to manually check (about 2 minutes)
-I don’t need to shuffle (30 seconds)
-I don’t need to manually recall (+2:30 minutes)
In the long run, that’s precious time. If you practice 3 times a day, you would save 5 minutes per session, 15 minutes a day, in one month you would save 7,5 hours of practice.
- Do you still do 3 decks a day?
Sometimes I do 4, 5, but the average practice still around 3 decks a day.
Yep, I know, it’s a bit lazy, but more than that I begin to feel tired + with brain fog
- Do you train with 3 consecutive decks, or do one the morning, one the afternoon, one the evening?
3 Consecutive decks, because I don’t have too much time without distractions during the day, so I do them at night.
In that case you need to find what suits you better.
I figured out that is important to warm up trying to decode without memorizing the 52 cards
and then warm up again trusting your brain to form the images in a flash, I calculated that this takes an average of 8-7 seconds to do
Decode the images: ~41 secondss
Travel trough journey : ~14 seconds
Flash memo: ~8-7 seconds
Total deck using flash memo: 62 seconds
I did this with other purpose but I figured out that the images that you struggle forming memoimgs becomes evident, and you can easily replace them to form a better system ( I already replaced 90% of my system in 25 days)
- Have you one memory palace for each one? or doing the same one for the three?
1 Memory palace for each one, sometimes I do Interact them in some way, for example, the Queen of Clubs is Joanna D’arc, she throws her sword at the next loci, but this is a special thing that my mind did naturally. I don’t encourage you to do this.