One of the worst things about getting older is that you just seem to be a little bit more forgetful. You forget where you put stuff and you forget appointments and you forget phone numbers. Worse yet, sometimes you completely forget to write down phone numbers and have to go look them up online somewhere, like on Canada 411. Being forgetful can be just plain annoying.
If forgetfulness is a problem for you, there are a few things you can do. One of them is to have routines as much as possible. For instance, always schedule appointments on the same day at around the same time. If you always schedule appointments for Wednesday mornings, when Wednesday morning comes around you will stop and think, “Do I have an appointment today?” and it will be much easier to recall the details from there. Be regular with your surroundings, too. Try to put things in the same place every time. Have a place where you keep all of your phone numbers, bills, pens, and important documents. When you keep things in the same place all the time, it’s much easier to find them.
The other thing you can do is make sure that you eat properly. A balanced diet will be helpful to your overall as you get older, but if you get lots of fruits and vegetables every day and eat a variety of food types, you will be more likely to have a balanced diet where you get all the vitamins you need for optimal health. A balanced diet is not just important to physical health. It can have a big impact on your brain, improving your focus, sense of clarity, mental energy, and memory.