A game of memory
Do this fun exercise to help build your memory, perception and mindfulness skills.
Have someone gather together an assortment of unconnected everyday objects.
Have them look for objects with different smells, colours, textures and associations. Eg a photograph, a leaf or flower, a scented candle or soap, a piece of fruit, a tea bag etc.
Have the person place all the items on a tray, and then put it in front of you.
Now pick up each item – one at a time – and examine it carefully.
Notice as much detail as you can. Run your fingers over them, look at them closely to see their colours, feel their textures.
Now put the tray away.
List as many of the objects as you can on a piece of paper.
When you start to struggle, close your eyes and try to recall the different sensory experiences.
She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes.