Are you constantly forgetting things surrounding you whenever you are absent-minded – even you are talking to yourself whenever you are absent-minded?
According to NYTimes.com, “When we talk to ourselves we’re trying to see things more objectively, Mr. Kross said, so it matters how you talk to yourself. The two types of self-talk you’re likely most familiar with are instructional self-talk, like talking yourself through a task, and motivational self-talk, like telling yourself, “I can do this.” It might be corny, but motivating yourself out loud can work. One study published in Procedia — Social and Behavioral Sciences researched the effects of both motivational and instructional self-talk on subjects playing basketball. It found that players passed the basketball faster when they motivated themselves through the task out loud.”
Perhaps you are misplacing important objects while you are absent-minded? You probably feel proud or bad while you are absent-minded. If you are ashamed of being in the state of forgetfulness due to your absent-minded behavior. Then, let’s take heed in finding, perhaps, a good news for you.
According to Swifty, “if you give yourself a hard time about how forgetful you are, stop right now. New research indicates that being forgetful doesn’t mean you’re losing your marbles, in fact, it could mean that you are exceptionally intelligent.”
According to a study published by Neuron says that absent mind is, in reality, a form of intelligence that shows your brain is focusing on important things or matters (by discarding unimportant things).
According to the study conducted by the University of Toronto discovered that people remembering everything often have difficulties in making important decisions.
CNN quotes Richards as saying:
It’s important that the brain forgets irrelevant details and instead focuses on the stuff that’s going to help make decisions in the real world.
We all admire the person who can smash Trivial Pursuit or win at Jeopardy, but the fact is that evolution shaped our memory not to win a trivia game, but to make intelligent decisions.
In other words, if in your head have too much information it would be competing for data to be remembered – it causes to lose focus on making intelligent decisions.
Furthermore, if you are a blogger for spreading information to everyone on everything at the click of a button – it’s not worth storing unless you have intelligent pieces of information. Therefore, if you are more focused on particular topics, perhaps, you’ll deliver worth-reading blog contents.
Instead of storing this irrelevant information that our phones can store for us, our brains are freed up to store the memories that actually do matter for us.
Similarly, if you’ll work in the Call Center – you’ll certainly forget all conversions you had with customers. It is because of you are going to have conversions with over 300 calls per day, so, it is impossible to remember. You’ll certainly forget everything, including important calls, perhaps you’ll not recognize your own (recorded) conversion if you leave your voice recognization aside. But, if you had conversions in your personal cell phone, you’re not going to forget even a single word even if you had a conversion for an hour.
Indy100.com says that this conclusion was drawn after the researchers studied data on memory loss and brain activity in both humans and animals. They found that minds that were able to overwrite old memories with new ones were able to adapt to fresh situations quickly and didn’t get caught up with older and potentially misleading information.