Recently I wrote about my GTD system and how it’s helped me feel more organised, and today I wanted to show you a few of the ways I capture ideas before I forget them.
I keep my planner open at all times to remind myself of what I need to get done that day:
I keep a notepad and pen by the bed. I also have one of these in the kitchen, because when I’m cooking I often think of things I must remember to do:
At times when I have a lot on I take my planner with me from room to room. Perhaps this is overkill, but since having a family my memory is not as good as it once was!
In the days when I carried a small handbag, I would carry this mini notebook and pen inside my wallet:
The Weekly Review doesn’t work for me: I forget things too easily. So I fill out this sheet each evening with the priorities for the next day:
I bought it at a stationery store, but here are some popular printable PDFs which are available online:
Simple Mom’s Daily Docket (you can download it for free)
The Daily Page Notepad from Life’s a Journal (you can buy a set from her Etsy shop)
The Daily Goals list from I Heart Organizing (another free printable)
So how about you? How do you keep from forgetting things?