In my world, if it’s not written down, it doesn’t exist.
It doesn’t matter if it’s on my phone, on the computer, on a post-it note or wherever – not written down BY ME then it’s off in la-la land.
I’m going to admit something. Shhhh, I’m getting personal here.
I forget things.
I KNOW! It’s crazy! How can I, this fabulously organized person *cough* come here and tell you that I forget things?
Does it ruin everything for you? Are you going to leave me now? PLEASE DON’T GO!
I’m not perfect. This is a fact. A guaranteed fact.
But I’m constantly working on myself. And one of the things I’ve learned is that I need to write things down. If I do, it has a far greater chance of being successfully completed.
I have several different areas that things are written. It all depends on what the item is for that will determine where it goes. Sometimes, this becomes far more complicated than it should. I have a task app on my phone that I use to keep track of projects I’m currently working on. Then, of course, Pinterest keeps track of products I want to buy, things I need to make, meals to cook (which I actually did this weekend!) and other things that need links to access. Then I also have a notebook that lives in my huge purse/camera bag that I take with me everywhere. This is when I have things I need to sit down and flesh out. It’s sometimes easier for me to scribble on pages and have arrows and doodles and stuff all over. I have a white board attached to the front door that I can write down things not to forget before I leave the house. A notepad is attached to the fridge to write down items for the grocery list. There is also a laminated sheet of paper on the fridge that is suppose to be a meal plan, but it doesn’t seem to be working for me. I definitely need to figure something else out.
So, while it may seem like I have lots of different bits of data in lots of different locations, my chaos is controlled. There is a method to my madness. And it works for me.
What works for you? How do you keep track of things? Do you have something that could be construed as madness but has a method?