Don't forget to remember!!!!
March 19, 2007 8:16pm CST
I have read an interesting article which says that you should never tell somebody "Don't forget". Apparently the way that messages are coded in the brain the brain picks up the "forget" and promptly does so lol. If you say "Remember to" the brain latches on to that and you are more likely to get a positive result. Does this bear our your experience?
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20 Mar 07
This is true, I used to have a don't forget board and never remembered anything, now I just magnes messages to a little board and it works much better. Don't forget souds negative and that is probably why saying it doesn't work, lol. I cannot rembmer all the things I've forgotten in this way so it's hard to be sure, haha.
20 Mar 07
Oh I do not believe that this would apply to me as I always do remember something that is special to me or has a special meaning and so I understand what you are saying and some people probably would not register this correctly in their brain, and only remember to forget and then it is forgotten.
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20 Mar 07
What an intersting finding! That actually makes perfectly good sense. I am trying to think about the last few times that I have said either of those phrases. I did say to my daughter "don't forget to lock the front door when you leave" and of course she did forget. Hmmmm. I can't remember when I last said, "remember to..." But you can bet that I will phrase it like that from now on!!! Thanks for an interesting and refreshing post! I rated it a positive!
30 Mar 07
teehee thats a good thing she, you just solved a problem, i had for long time with my son. he always keeps forgetting something, i was worried the next would be himself. but now i try to remember him and i hope this helps, thank you my friend for this helpful tipp :-)