Why Do I Keep Losing My Keys?


A common situation we have all coped with once in a while is the misplacement of certain objects, usually our keys. Whether we forget to grab them with us when we go out or we just forget where we placed them when we returned home, losing our keys can cause us a lot of problems. Is there, however, any particular reason behind this problem?

Active working memory

The most important factor that determines whether we are good at remembering things like where we put our keys is obviously memory. We may be familiar with the terms short term and long term memory, but most of us do not realize that there is actually a third type of memory that is being used by us on a daily basis. That is called active working memory. It allows you to do things the right way and perform any type of tasks.

The unfortunate thing about active working memory is the fact that it can get influenced by a variety of factors. The leading factor is emotions. If, for example, you are excited over a future plan, you will most probably have difficulty in focusing on simple tasks, like where you placed your keys and wallet. On the other hand, if you are sad or furious about something, you will again find it hard to remember even the simplest of tasks.

Brain function and key misplacement

There is also, a scientific explanation behind this type of memory loss. It has to do with a special area of our brain, known as the hippocampus. That area helps us locate important things. However, it is not that effective when it comes to objects that move around a lot. Your key is definitely such an object. We place them on different surfaces, in our bag, on the table, in our pocket or we just place them randomly throughout the house. For this reason, it is really difficult for our brain to remember exactly where you placed them the last time.

How to deal with it?

There are people who have chosen a place in their house, for example, a cupboard and they try to place their keys in there at all times. That can really help in locating the keys and other important objects quickly and easily. Unfortunately, those of us who do not follow such a tactic may find ourselves in situations like being locked outside our house or car. Fortunately, there are various services around each country that can help us deal with such problems. For example, in Singapore, there is the 247 locksmith Singapore, that offers a 24/7 service team specialized in helping clients who are locked out of their house or car. They are top recommended by the reviewers and they promise to help you get into your house or car without damaging the entire doorknob.

Misplacing or losing your keys is a frequent problem, nowadays. The stressful way of living, along with the various obligations we are susceptible to daily, make us forget things more easily. The only way to deal with this problem is to try and organize our house in a better way and try to make our mind to remember as few things as possible. By making room for our keys, wallet, money and any other personal items at a special place in our house, we can really reduce those moments of utter loss.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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