5 Tips For Being Less Forgetful

'Shit, I forgot', should totally be my middle name. Appointments, meetings, dates, names, keys, money, cards - the list of things I forget on a daily basis is never ending. I'm so forgetful that once, I forgot to buy my sister a birthday card. She's my twin FFS.

So if you are like me and could easily forget your own name - here are some practical things you can do to make your brain less sieve-like.

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Keep A Diary

Nope, not a pretty Paperchase one that you'll forget to write in approximately 6 days in January (LOL, yep already done that), but one on an electronic device that can buzz, beep and bollock you into not forgetting whatever it is you're supposed to be doing.

I've recently started using Google Calendar and spent many a fun minute colour coding my upcoming events and putting them all in one place.

Now I just need to find a way to get it on my phone so that my trusty iPhone can scream at me each day to remember what it is I was about to forget.

Get Some Sleep

I find I am most forgetful when I'm knackered and lacking in quality sleep.

Being tired fogs your brain (medical term I'm sure) and makes it less alert.

If, like me, you're constantly juggling a million and one thoughts and have a gabillion things on your to-do list, a tired mind switches off of them completely.

So get as much sleep as you can. Maybe even check your calendar or lists before bed so you know exactly what your next day entails.

Write Lists

Apps like Trello and this handy little dude I'm currently writing on (Apple Notes) are really easy to refer back to when you need to remember something.

I like to keep different lists for different things I need to remember such as: personal errands, blog posts, emails I need to reply to or things I need to pick up from Co-Op that aren't Diet Coke.

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Don't Stress

Often worrying about all of the balls you have to juggle ends up with you dropping them all out of sheer overwhelmingnessment.

Each day, read your lists, look at your calendars and tick things off as you've done them or remembered them so that you're always on top of things.

Feeling stressed about all of the things I need to remember will often make me more likely to forget them. So take a step back, switch off and let your brain work its magic.

Do One Thing At A Time

When I have a million and one things on my plate, each as important as the other, it’s likely that something will fall out of my brain and travel down, down, down to Forgetville.

So when this is the case, I make sure to look at my Calendar and see what needs to be done as a priority, time-wise and do each of those one by one.

I will also look at my to-do lists and asterix them in order of priority and will then just try and tackle each, one at a time.

There we have my 5 tips for being less forgetful, but LOL I've probably forgotten some - please tweet me or message me on Insta with any tips you may have!

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10 Comments

  1. January 16, 2018 / 8:45 am

    Lists are my lifeline. I write them constantly! And I also keep a diary so I know exactly what I’m doing and where I am going. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. Leta
    January 16, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    These are great tips, Vix! I use Google Calendar and Trello as well. Those are such good tools and they are free which is a huge plus! I also like write down any idea that comes to my mind asap or I’ll know that I’ll forget it soon. This doesn’t really work when I’m in a shower tho, haha. Anyways, great post as always! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  3. January 16, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Love this Vix! I am soooooo forgetful so I’ll definitely be trying to incorporate these tips into my life. I do write lots of lists, but I definitely need to work on my sleep schedule and buy a nice diary!

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  4. Laura
    January 17, 2018 / 10:31 am

    lists and doing one thing at a time have always been helpful for me! xx

  5. January 17, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    I end up with lists of the lists I’ve made, but it seems to work, and my calendar is jam packed with every insignificant detail that I think I might have to remember to do but it’s so useful just for checking what I need to get in order! Alice xxx

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  6. January 17, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    I can totally relate, I am so forgetful. I will think of something one minute and it’s completely gone the next. I walk into rooms and can’t remember what I’ve gone in there for. God help me in old age!!

    Steph x
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  7. January 18, 2018 / 4:26 am

    My memory is usually pretty good, but as I get older, I feel like my memory starts to slip. Jotting things down definitely helps… and I like the sleep tip. I feel like I haven’t been getting enough sleep for a while now except when I just binge on sleep here and there, but that’s not good either.

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  8. January 19, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I’m so bad at feeling completely overwhelmed! Writing a list and doing one thing at a time really helps me to get things done x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle