The Results Are In: Forgetfulness Could Mean You are More Intelligent

The Results Are In: Forgetfulness Could Mean You are More Intelligent

Posted on: March 6th, 2019 by Neurohealth Associates

Everybody forgets something from time to time. Perhaps you leave an umbrella inside a coffee shop, or that phone number you forgot to write down, you know the feeling.

Recent research has made an incredible discovery about forgetful people that will change the way you think about your own memory. It turns out that being forgetful might not a bad thing after all 🙂

If you are too hard on yourself regarding your forgetfulness, please stop right now. New research indicates that being forgetful doesn’t mean you’re losing your marbles, in fact, it could mean that you are exceptionally intelligent.

People with the best memories in the long term usually forget details once they are no longer needed. If you forgot the directions to that new restaurant, it’s probably because you have more important things on your mind… literally!

If you remember everything, you can have a hard time focusing and making decisions because you have so much competing data. A super intelligent person lets go of the data their brain simply doesn’t need anymore, making it easier for them to think and make decisions regarding the more important items at hand.

So, as you go about your day, give yourself some grace and begin to recognize what things are at the forefront of your mind. If you are stressed check out our posts on stress-relieving breathing or 10 things to do right now to relieve stress. Additionally, if you want to increase your ability to be sharp with respect to memory, consider 12 Brain Foods to Improve Memory.

Ultimately, give your best to the things on your mind, conquering those tasks or making deep connections with that friend you are with.

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