While probably not the scientific name for it, pop-up memory is when a memory just pops up suddenly when you are going about your daily life.
This is something that happens to me a lot. I can be going about my day and suddenly I am hit with a memory that I don’t want to think about.
It’s usually something stupid that I did, or something that causes me anxiety.
It just comes out of nowhere and with no reason other than to remind me that I did that. And It is never a good memory.
Okay sure, sometimes I get a funny memory pop-up, but that is rare and most of the time It Is Not A Fun Memory.
I never understood why my brain just suddenly decides to throw an embarrassing or anxiety ridden memory at me like ‘Remember when you did this stupid thing? Well now you do!’.
I Mean Why?
I know it’s probably has to do with my General Anxiety Disorder. But I would really like to go a day or two without having to remember something horrible and embracing that happened.
I can be just sitting there on my computer when I am suddenly hit by a fright train in the form of an unwanted memory of something that happened years, and years ago.
I mean I get memories of thing that I did as a child popping up in my head.
So as you can see it is not a fun experience.
And it is something I am trying to work on.
I do have some strategies that I try to use.
And sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
But will see in the future how this works out. Hopefully for the better.