One way to avert and conquer information overload is to let your smart phone remember the phone numbers. Free your mind for other uses.
Good idea! Or is it?
Carla (name changed to protect the guilty) moved to San Francisco. Saved all the phone numbers of her new friends into speed dial. Then the unthinkable happened.
Carla fainted, hit her head on the concrete, and wound up in the hospital two nights for tests and safekeeping. Adding insult to injury, Carla's cellphone battery died. She couldn't remember any of her San Francisco friend's phone numbers. It wasn't amnesia. She had never learned them in the first place.
No one knew what happened to her until Carla got home, used her phone charger, and once again had access to her friends' phone numbers.
Carla's out-of-communication dilemna could have been avoided. If only she had learned the phone numbers of just a few key friends.
Moral of this story is to be smart for yourself. Remember the essential numbers. And let your smart phone remember the overload.
Here's what you can do: Think of the top seven phone numbers you would not want to be stuck without should your smart phone not be handy or your battery dead. Use your fingers to punch in each of those numbers at least once a week. They'll be top-of-your mind. That's the "use it or lose it" philosophy. And brain assurance that you will have the essential numbers at your fingertips when you need them.
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