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For any long-term memorisation, I've found the venerable spaced repetition to be what works for me. In essence, you first repeat what you want to learn every 1 hour. Then starting from the next day, repeat it once per day for a week. Then repeat it once a week. Once a month. Then once a year. You don't have to limit yourself to just that cycle, but that ...


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I don't think there is one universal method that can be applied to any kind of information. Some material is more visual, for example. And people learn differently, so a method that works brilliantly for one person may be useless for another. One method that can be used to remember ordered lists of items is to put them to music, as in the Chinese Dynasties ...


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Mnemonics Example one: I was working on memorizing Spanish vocabulary, and I needed to learn that smile = sonrisa. I noticed that sonrisa looks a little bit like sunrise. I thought that a really nice sunrise might make you smile. This helped. Example two: Make up a phrase that includes a set of words you need to remember. Simplify the material and ...


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I am in your exact situation - a software engineer with similar traits. I did go ahead and got the AD(H)D diagnosis, discovered by our daughter having the same diagnosis. The medical treatments can be quite effective in helping you to increase your attention span. However, remember meds don't teach skills, and you need skills to handle this!!!! I am only ...


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You may find that your decreased attention span and motivation is the symptom of a greater psychological "block" or problem such as anxiety or depression. Modern medicine is a beautiful thing! Get yourself to the doctor. It's a difficult but obtainable first step. From there, you'll be in good hands. This is the same issue I faced about 3.5 years ago, and ...


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First off, I think that checking in with a professional, such as a doctor (when was your last physical?), or a counselor/therapist is the best first step. Just print out this excellent post of yours and hand it to them :-) Maybe they'll prescribe something, but they should(!) also look at nutrition, caffeine, sleep, etc. On another front, I recently heard ...



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