I lose everything and I need to stop!
June 9, 2014 2:40 PM Subscribe
Not sure how to express this problem. I've had this as long as I have lived. Basically, I am little absentminded and lose track of where things (like wallet, phone, keys) are really easily. It hasn't been too bad until recently.
posted by pando11 to Health & Fitness (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Lately, it's been getting a lot worse. My problem is that I when I lose stuff, I have been paying the price for it. For example, I somehow lost my keys and had to leave my car and then it was towed. That was two weeks ago. Then I lost my badge. Then this morning I lost my license on my way somewhere and I happened on of ALL DAYS get pulled over by a cop. And he likely charged me a lot of money. The thing is I lose my things in places where I shouldn't -- like my apartment, car, etc.
I have been diagnosed with short term memory loss. I think that is part of the issue. I just don't really think all the time - like I left my keys in the ignition when I was leaving my car (but turned off). My dad is exactly the same in losing stuff all the time so I suspect it's a larger issue. I lose things regularly, at least once a month, and at it's peak three times a month.
I guess my question is -- is this normal? Second, are there specific things I can to do NOT lose my stuff? My dream would be have some of kind GPS tracker on everything. I also want to know if there are mental exercises or habits I should force myself into.