How NOT to Remind Yourself by Meggin McIntosh, PhD

By meggin@meggin.com
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Oct 14th, 2013
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ReminderYou may recall that last week I discussed how you can remind yourself of what you need to do. Well here are the sure-fire ways to FORGET what you need to do.

  1. Layers of Post-it® notes around your monitor (so any importance is lost).
  2. Writing on your hand.
  3. Thinking about it while you’re doing something else.
  4. Post-it® notes on your steering wheel.
  5. Depending on someone else to remind you (unless you’re paying that person).
  6. Not carrying your calendar or smartphone with you all the time.
  7. Overscheduling yourself.
  8. Sticky notes on your forehead. (You’ve probably seen the cartoon).
  9. Saying “yes” to things you don’t really plan to do.
  10. Deluding yourself that you don’t need any kind of reminder.

Being able to remember what you need to do so you can do it (i.e., following through on your commitments) is part of being a peacefully productive professional. Use the tips from last week and make sure you *aren’t* doing any of the ones from this week.

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