I am new to the forum, this is my first post. Thanks for having me here
I have been learning about all the techniques, the memory palace, major system etc for >5years now, and have been trying to put them to work and it really seems too difficult every time and I just quit! Recently I tried to put these techniques to practical everyday use AGAIN by trying to place images of storylines whenever I watch movies, into a memory palace (current home). But I am pausing too often to gather the info and to compile them into the memory palace. Also there is this constant worry that I will run out of loci’s or magnetic stations in the memory palace. I don’t want to get out of the current house (in the memory palace which has 50 loci as per my initial design plan) but as I keep watching movies, I will run out of the loci. Also, another worry is how’ll I know later which memory palace is for which movie?
I tried to understand the RGB idea and Stencil concept by R30 and it was too complex to even understand. I tried to use Gavino’s MMP system as well but come revision time, I keep forgetting which loci I mapped to which other location or friend etc. I also went through the Penrose stairs concept by user “MM Scot of Glasgow” but still wondering how to practically implement it because I tried to use my current home for remembering the Matrix movies’ storyline but I already reached 99PAO persons and I was not able to recollect things in the first place. Even after pausing, associating, placing the association in the memory palace and resuming for every scene I hoped to remember! That only says that I need practice with associations I guess but is it possible that there can be more of an organized way to remember movies, another way for programming concepts, etc.
I want to use the memory techniques for everyday use. Definitely to remember bank details, passwords etc but also as a software engineer, I would like to remember Programming concepts, learn new concepts for certifications, read books, watch movies for retention!
I hope there is an organized system using which we can pick a palace for whichever topic we are currently trying to remember (as if at finger tips, like a memory palace index). I know that this question is asked too often and many have answered this already but the solutions are not answering the main issue for me when the techniques are being put to use by a beginner like me:
- How to plan for memory palaces instantly to remember say Minutes of meeting after a call with a client?
- How to plan for memory palaces to remember important points to be recollected when attempting certifications?
- How to instantly come up with memory palaces when someone tells there phone number or there’s a list of groceries to be remembered?
- Even if we do, how to be able to recollect in the future which memory palace was used for remembering what?
I want to learn the techniques, make it second nature to observe, be in present tense every moment by being on a lookout for everything in the present that I can use later in my memory palace and finally remember everything important and useful like everybody seems to be doing in this forum.