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Tricks To Remember Something Before You Forget It

remember-1-1210334-mYou are only as good as your list. So if your list is missing a few items, you’re in trouble!

Lists are there to jog your memory, so how can you remember something if you didn’t write it down? Sometimes we can be talking to friends and then we have an “Aha” moment, and we remember a task we’ve forgotten. Often it’s completely unrelated to the topic being discussed.

Below are some tips to help you have more “aha” moments!

Put Up Post-It Notes – Is there a task you’re supposed to do regularly, but still manage to forget? Stick a Post-It note in places you often see but won’t ignore.  Make it a place that is kind of in your way so you don’t just overlook it.  Sure the bathroom mirror is a fine place but you might just use the other side of the mirror.  Instead put it on a door handle or  in the cutlery draw so you have to physically move it to use that item. Plus the bonus is the more you remind yourself the harder it is to avoid that task. Read more

Never Miss an Appointment Again!

1:22 at Grand Central

(Photo credit: nixter)

A few months ago I wondered when it became acceptable for people to be late to everything. Poor timekeeping is such a pet peeve for me, probably because I work in an industry where time is extremely important. When someone is late, it makes me feel like my time isn’t valued. I admit, sometimes I feel guilty for judging these latecomers, it’s not always their fault. We all forget sometimes or get stuck in traffic. But rather than just accepting the problem and moving on, we could all be better off by making the extra effort to be on time. Luckily there are companies that Use Jooksms for appointment reminders which helps their customers remember important dates and times.

With that in mind here are some tips to help you always be on time for your appointments: Read more

6 Things You Never Knew About the Post-It Note

Sticky notes on the wall of the Wikimedia Foun...

Sticky notes on the wall of the Wikimedia Foundation office (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They are everywhere – colorful squares, tiny translucent flags – wherever you are, you’re likely nearby a Post-It. People everywhere depend on them for reminders, their to-do list, and to get organized.

At any one time I may have a flurry of sticky notes on my desk, on loose pieces of paper, folders, magazine pages and even on my phone!

But did you ever stop to think about how those sticky little squares came to be?

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Shortlisted: Sticky Notes for Your iPhone

shortlisted smallHappy Friday! Today I’m introducing a new feature called “Shortlisted” where I will highlight one of my favorite things each week. (Yes, a la Oprah.) Because what good are fabulous things if you don’t share them?

Sticky Notes for Your Phone

Just in time for the release of the iPhone 5s, the first item to be shortlisted are awesome post-it notes for your iPhone called “Paperback.”

I actually have a regular-sized sticky note on the back of my phone most days.  Just so I remember to do something when I walk through the door or it’s a good way to keep track of a few quick items I need to grab at Sephora or the grocery store.  

These great stickies have a mostly-adhesive back so they lay flat on your phone at all times, making them perfect when I’m running errands and am constantly tossing my phone in and out of my bag.

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5 Reasons to be a Compulsive List Maker

To-do ListWhether you write a to-do list, a grocery list or a list of pros and cons – the act of putting thoughts down on paper will be good for your mind, body and soul. I’m not kidding. Making a list will decrease stress, increase productivity, keep you organized and focused, and give you a sense of accomplishment.

Making a list may seem pointless at first, but investing some time into this simple task offers big returns. My beloved journalism professor Cathy Krein always told us to “keep it simple, stupid,” when critiquing our writing. She meant that in the most loving way and I think that statement can be applied to everything in life – including lists.

I’ll get to more benefits in another blog, but here are the reasons you MUST start making lists now:

1. We are forgetful

It’s true – the average adult attention span is 15-20 minutes, so we are bound to let a few tasks fall through the cracks here and there. But you don’t have to!


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