Mine is horrendous. There is a little man in my brain with a broom, busily sweeping away all traces of where I’ve been so that even seconds later, I hardly remember – I can be driving, walking down winding hallways in an unfamiliar building, walking, whatever – and I can’t freaking remember how to get back/out/wherever. If I get confused and make several U-turns it will get worse and worse. I can get lost driving back to my own neighborhood. Now with GPS I’m even worse than before because I rely on it so much. Can I do exercises or something with my brain to get better at this? My brain works quite well in other ways.
One thing I do is imagine a picture of the map in my head. In my head, I can picture how Green Street runs east and west and First Avenue runs north and south, and that X destination is in the NW quadrant. So, if I have somehow figured out that I’m going down Green Street westbound, then I can I think to myself, well, to go north, that will be a right turn…and see it on the map in my head so that’s what I do. It’s not that I can look around and just know which way is north.