I was discussing with a friend various visual cues I use to remember things I’d otherwise have a hard time with. I’ll share mine, and if you have any share yours:
- Days in a Month. You can also use the knuckles of the four fingers of your hand and the spaces between them to remember the lengths of the months. [ignore your thumb, please.] First make a fist, then begin listing each month as you proceed across your hand. All months landing on a knuckle are 31 days long and those landing between them are not (it’s up to you to figure out February). When you reach the knuckle of your little finger (July, 31 days), go back to the first knuckle and continue with August (31 days.)"
- Left and Right. Hold your hands, palms outward from your face, backs facing you. Your left hands forefinger and thumb will form an “L”, meaning “Left”… process of elimination reveals which is the right.
- Turning of the screw… (not always true, but…) “Lefty’s Loosey, Righty’s Tighty.”