Hi, I’m new to the forum and to the world of memory techniques (the only bit of knowledge that I have is from reading “Moonwalking with Einstein” and the ebook from the forum), but I’m quite excited to begin my ‘memory journey’ ;).
Using what I got from those books and from looking around the forum I thought up a draft for me to begin my memory training and I hoped I could get some advice from the more advanced practitioners, and any one else who’s willing to help :), in how my training should progress and what i should adjust in my ‘program’ (I’m not sure yet in what direction I want to go in terms of focusing on the competition side or the more “life applications” side, but either way I wanted to get the basic foundations first).
What I thought out so far:
1. Establish a few memory palaces and solidify the journey and number of loci for each. (how many memory palaces should i go for at this moment? A dozen or more/less?)
2. Study and solidify a system for numbers and cards (I thought that i could first start with a variation of the Major system, adapted for Portuguese - my native language -, and then move on to a more complex system like the PAO system).
3. Practice the techniques using random number generators and decks of cards (plus chronometers) to make them more natural and fluid.
Bonus: Establish more memory palaces and (maybe) solidify a more complex system for numbers/cards and one for words/texts.
(I thought that I should focus and complete each step before going into the next one; and that I should start my training sessions with around 30min. each day - don’t know if that’s enough or if i should go for longer sessions, even in the beginning).
I’m sorry for the long post, I’m just excited to finally stop fantasizing about it and actually start putting in the effort to learn these techniques.
Please feel free to comment any advices and/or insights you think might help myself and other beginners or if you just want to say hi
Cheers to you all and thank you for reading the whole post!
Um grande abraço pra quem chegou até o fim hahaha! (A big hug for those that reached the end hahaha!)