Do you spend hours per week just trying to remember where you left your car keys? Have you ever exited the grocery store without the one item you went in to purchase? Did you recently meet someone and instantly forget their name?
If these things have happened to you, you're not alone.
The good news, according to Tim David, author of Memory Improvement Tips: Simple Tricks to Help You Increase Your Memory, Reduce Brain Farts, and Improve Your Mental Health, is that by making a few simple changes, you can easily get back on track and be less forgetful.
"First and foremost, stop believing you have a terrible memory," says David. "It like that old saying, 'Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.' It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, and because we tell ourselves we have a bad memory, we don't engage the right parts of our brains."
He offers the following 5 tips for improving your memory.