Notes

The Notes Page helps you stay organized. Capture your thoughts, take notes at a meeting, or draw the images that come to your mind.

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The 7 Minute Life Notes Page

Where do you keep your notes from your meetings? Use the Notes page to capture your thoughts, take notes during a meeting, or draw images that come to your mind.

The human memory is an unreliable storage container.  Having one safe location for all of your ideas will dramatically boost your personal productivity. No more lost phone numbers, no more looking for what you were supposed to pick up at the grocery store on the way home from work, no more phone calls you were supposed to return and forgot to.

Your short-term memory is so fragile that something as  simple as needing to pick up your dry cleaning can pop into your mind a dozen times during the day so you won’t forget.

Such mental interruptions are an incredible waste of mental energy and time. Don’t rely on your short-term memory to run your life. Use a written system to capture everything you need to remember in one safe, retrievable location.

Consider the following information based on my conversations with Andy Hudmon, PhD, discussing ideas from his book, Learning and Memory.

There are three stages of memory: sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory.

  1. Sensory memories are extremely short-lived (typically between one-fifth of a second and a few seconds). 
  2. Short-term memory gives you a a ten- to twenty-second window to decide what you will move into long-term memory.

  3.  Long-term memory can hold memories for hours, days, or your entire lifetime.

 

 


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