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May 03, 2019 10:51:31

Put it in front of the door

by @rosieodsey PATRON | 219 words | 28🔥 | 112💌

Rosie Odsey

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It was vitally important that I remember to bring the second bag the next day. I could not afford to forget it. The problem was that mornings were crash landings for me. I put it in front of the door.

She didn't use calendars. Her life was full of social engagements, yes, but she had figured out another system: she set an alarm to remind herself the morning of the social engagement.

I was so tired but I didn't want to get up and wash the bowl yet. But I didn't want to forget to wash it. I put it in the doorway.

When she travelled, she didn't want to forget to grab the jewellery out of the safe when she packed up to go. So she put one shoe in the safe with it.

There are numerous hacks of this flavour but I group them all as putting it in front of the door.

Find a way to remember that doesn't require you to remember.

Put a reminder in the calendar. Set an alarm. Schedule an email to your future self. Put it in a place that you look at regularly.

It seems like a small thing but imagine if you used it for everything. Imagine if you could release your brain from having to remember the minutiae.

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