I have learned that my brain works best when I can write things down and forget about them for a while. Putting it on paper makes me dwell on the thing that I need to do less, so I can concentrate on other things instead. Then, I’ll get back to the items I wrote down.
The only issue I’ve had with this is when I’m driving. Writing and driving is frowned upon. I learned that OK Google is great for jotting things down when I’m driving. The downfall to it is that I have to choose a time to be reminded. I spend time thinking about if I want to do it today, tomorrow, next month, etc. Then, what time works for a reminder. If I set it too early, I’ll ignore it. If I set it too late, I’m already home and have passed where I need to go.
It is a work in progress, but I’m getting there. Keeping the ducks in a row. The bees are in a jar.
Sometimes in the mornings I’m not quite organized. Who am I kidding? I’m rarely fully organized in the mornings. I will run around with my todo list going through my head, adding things to my pile and taking them off my mental list. Socks, shirt, pants, toothbrush, and so on.
I had managed to find a clean tshirt and threw it on, but hadn’t finished up what I was doing. I was still running around in a flurry when my daughter came downstairs for school. She saw that I was almost ready to go, so she reminds me “don’t forget your bra!”
I’d like to think that I’d remember that one on my own. At least I’d be reminded when I put my sweatshirt or jacket on? Now I’m not so sure that I’d have fully remembered on my own.
This is why I have family around. To remind me that I’m doing dumb stuff or forgetting something.