[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]I wouldn’t have survived 17 years of schooling had it not been for flashcards. Lots and lots of flashcards. While I pride myself on being a good listener, I am most definitely a visual learner. When it came time to pass my finite math final (a class my mom helped me choose because finite means there’s an end, and I hoped that class would mark the end of a tumultuous streak of, um, not being able to add), I stayed up for nearly 36 hours straight, memorizing formulas. And hoping I could figure out which variables to replace with which numbers. Flashcards saved my life. Or more accurately, my GPA.
They still come in handy, now that I am grown-up. From putting together a workout, to keeping the condo in relative order, to finding a bit of inspiration, there’s a flashcard for just about everything. If if there isn’t? Welp, you can make one.
A few years ago, my brother and sister-in-law gave me a pack of brilliance cards with my Christmas present. I had no idea things like this existed, but I was instantly hooked. They’re like fortune cookies without the calories. And crumbs.
I bet you could make a great set of your own with an old deck of playing cards and your favorite quotes, mantras, inspirational sayings, or photos of my dog.
My collection of grown-up flashcards includes Portuguese words and phrases (made that set myself using some good old fashioned index cards), a yoga deck, Jillian Michael’s Hot Body in a Box, and various others.
In my perpetual quest to stay organized at work and at home, I stumbled upon Buttoned Up and their great line of notepads and other products. They make a set of grown-up flashcards aimed at building better organization habits.
They’re all great for travel, stashing in your over-sized lady briefcase, or for spreading out across the floor like a stressed out coed during exam week.
Speaking of which, good luck on finals, student friends. 😉
Also On Tap for Today:
- Workin’ like a daaaaaawg
- This is genius: 10 photos to keep on your phone
- Wondering why we’re getting so many April showers… in May
What kind of learner are you?