Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Memory

Its Wednesday again and time for another WFMW Tip.

Since having children, which is just coming up for 5 years, I have noticed how bad my memory is!

It is not totally shot but enough that sometimes I will think about something, get up to make a list of the things and then only come up with 2 of the 3 things I was thinking about.
My long term memory seems fine, but the average day to day stuff can sometimes just slip right by without a blink.

Now to someone who can remember the most stupidist details and was always able to remember everything for the day, then this can get a little frustrating and annoying. Just another way that motherhood has affected my life that sometimes bugs me!

When Ben was first born I found that the way to solve this little problem was to have a notebook on the counter in the kitchen, and anything and everything got written down in it.
If I thought of something I had to do, then down it went, if I needed to write a number down, then that is where it went, when I was trying to organise things this is where I did my calculations.
Made life easy when you wanted to look back at something and be able to find it.

I have noticed that since we have been in Hamilton I haven't been using a notebook and things are getting forgotten and lost again.
So the notebook has come back out into the kitchen and hopefully things won't get forgotten or lost again!

5 comments:

breadmoretravels said...

So !! how many lists did I make and all the family used to say...look out here comes Mum and here perverbial list again....if it was not for these lists you would have gone off to boarding school with no underwear or what ever...amazing how things go around and around with time....

JAN said...

THIS is a good idea. I find that the older I get, the more I forget. I make lists all the time, but am continually losing them. I like the idea of just keeping a notebook on the kitchen counter- that way I can't lose the list or the things written on it!

Carol said...

Great tip!

Colleen said...

Yup, I forget things all the time. I've been trying to keep notes on a dry erase board on the fridge; somewhat the same idea as a notebook. Thanks for the reminder! Enjoy your week.

jskell911 said...

I use index cards for the same thing!