I think you and I both know that our brain 🧠 is a powerful machine. It can recall memories from when we were 5 years old, process complicated math equations and create tangible products that started as just idea floating in our headspace.
But we can’t rely on the Big Old Bean for everything. It can get overloaded and tired which leads to forgetfulness and general unreliableness (<— yep that’s a word!) 😝
So what I’m saying is don’t expect your brain to remember all of your tasks and to-do’s.
I mean, it will eventually remember most things, but inevitably some things will fall through the cracks. And constantly trying to search the inner reaches of your mind for your next task, big or small, is really taxing on Big Old Bean not to mention really distracting for you.
What to do instead: Write. Everything. Down.
👉 Use a daily planner
👉 Write down your top priorities for the day on a post-it note
👉 Make a list of your errands and house chores
👉 Keep a “braindump” document for all your new and big ideas (so you can come back to them later)
👉 Keep a running list of the emails, phone calls and other requests you receive so you can get back to them later in the day
Writing down your tasks and to-do’s will ease the pressure on your brain so you can stay focused and get things done more quickly!
I am one of those who trust my brain to remember all of my tasks and it does a good job at failing all the time. I definitely need to start following your suggestion of writing my task down. Thanks for sharing such an inspirational blog.
You’re very welcome Kevin! It takes time to create habits like this so baby steps 😉
Oh these are great tips! Gotta starting writing things down more
So happy you found the tips helpful Jewel! #writeitout