I blame busy days and stress for having poor memory but I know they're not the best alibis because hey, who doesn't go through those? I think my real reason is that I don't want to burden my head with too much. I said before that I only remember those worth remembering but I fear I'm also forgetting significant ones.
I saw this TED Talk that discussed ways to improve memory...that like a muscle, it can improve with consistent practice. So lately, every night before I go to bed, I try to recall what happened that day and the day or the week prior. I'm hoping for progress each time... like remember phone numbers and birthdays of my VIPs (I'm very guilty for relying on FB and my smartphone so much). I want to remember as much important and interesting things I learned or read or experienced. I want to remember names of the people introduced to me.