Avoid digital dementia by strengthening your cognitive abilities.
Forcing yourself to recall information instead of relying on an outside source to supply it for you is a way of creating and strengthening permanent memory. The habit of constantly looking up the same simple information, without bothering to try and remember it, results in a breakdown of cognitive abilities. Our brains are muscles, not hard drives. The more you use it, the stronger it gets, and the more it can store.
- Take a minute to exercise your memory.
Memorize the phone number of someone you communicate with regularly. Are there other bits of information that you look up frequently that you could commit to memory?
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