Okay, now try again…

Remember the image I showed this morning?

Without looking back at it, try to draw it again from memory.

I have been practicing it throughout the day, and I must admit, it can be challenging to keep such a basic collection of shapes in mind. But I’m pretty happy with what I’ve managed to remember.

Memory testing with line drawings
Over the course of the day, I got a little better each time

I’m developing strategies to remember… little tricks. Of course, this is the first day I am doing an all-day memory exercise.

I have some more ideas about how I can test and train myself.

I also found more shapes to work with, and I also created some new ones to practice with. I know I need to challenge myself with different elements in the drawing(s). I can fix that.

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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