How do you remind yourself to do something? I don’t know of anyone that actually ties a string around their fingers.
The other night right before I went to sleep, I remembered something that I had to do in the morning. I had this friend when I was teaching that told me she opened her bedside drawer. That way when she woke up the next morning, that was enough to remind her why she opened it. I have since adopted that practice (I don’t have a drawer, but I have a door. It works just as well) and it works 98% of the time. (One time it didn’t and it drove me nuts all day.)
I know some people keep a pad of paper and pen by the side of their bed. I think that would wake me up too much, and then I couldn’t go back to sleep.
I’ve tried telling my husband, “Hey, remind me in the morning that I have to do “whatever.”” Yeah. That works 0.5% of the time.
So, when I opened the door of my nightstand the other night, it got me thinking. What do other people do? And, look at me! I remembered to blog about it!