Write it down …….. How many times have we told ourselves it’s ok I will remember that , only to find out a bit further down the track ..yes you guessed it …we forgot it ? On average I would guess we all do this at least twice a week , we suddenly realise we need something or need to do something or need to go somewhere but we forgot because we thought there was no worries we would remember it . This is not an age related thing either , the reason we forget these things is the fact that our lives are so busy now , we have so much to do or think about it is very easy to forget things. Unless something gives us a nudge before the event or what we need we have no real way of remembering because we are just too distracted by people , things, events, way too much going on altogether .
I remember once a comedian and no lol I can’t remember his name because I never wrote it down , but he did a 2 hour show on just that phrase ” Write it Down ! ” It was 1 of the funniest shows I had ever heard but it was also so very true , we never do write things down , I guess because we think if we start doing that we must be getting old , and we don’t want anyone thinking that of us , good grief no can’t have that now can we ? Cannot have anyone thinking we are that old we must have ” Oldtimers ” oh no just won’t let that happen , so we have the reluctance to write it down after all someone might see us do it , or see us pull out the note to read it , then they will know oopps getting old there mate huh ?
Alright so we get over the hurdle eventually , when something is too important to forget and what happens ? Lol we forget to take the note with us !! This is because we have so schooled ourselves that we don’t need a note that we actually walk right past the note and don’t even see it . We have to actually put the note , once we have given in and written it , into our bags or pockets right away or trust me we will forget to take it with us . It is so funny that we as a so called ” Enlightened Society ” are too intimidated to write something down in case someone sees us and thinks we are getting old because we had to write it down . The fun is when you get where you are going , usually to the shops that we realise we forgot the note and for the life of us cannot remember more than 1 or 2 things on that dam list , it always happens , then you get home see what is on the rest of the list and go right off . Mainly because you quite often then have to go back to the shops because you really do need the thing / things you forgot by leaving the list home .
So how on earth do we get past the blockage ? It is worse than a road block because you usually have to go way further than if you had to just take a side road somewhere . We have to learn to write it down to save our sanity ! Trust me this is true ! I have seen so many people going off in shops because they know they need some things but for the life of them cannot remember what they were because they did not write it down . I can laugh because I too have done this and it is so frustrating to have to go home check list and see if there is a way to leave it till tomorrow and 9 out of 10 times you can’t you have to go back and get the things you forgot . So by being too stubborn to write it down we cost ourselves both time and money we did not need to if we had just used what passes for brains in our heads and not letting it worry us what others think
So in the words of this great comedian Write it Down !! Stop letting what we think we look like when doing this stop us from writing it down and we will be so much better off , and lol we will save a lot of time and energy and money and not too many have that much money they can afford to waste it . Stop worrying about something so silly and let it get in our way and cause us problems that are so easily rectified , all we have to do is be a little bit more sensible , yes we can if we but try just a little bit , yes we really can I have managed to start doing this now and often have a note or a list in my bag or pocket when I go out and who cares what others think ? They are not the ones who have to go back for the list are they ? It is not their problem we didn’t do what we should have in the first place , so forget them and write it down , it is not hard to find a bit of paper and a pen now is it ?
So it all gets down to do we want to be able to get what we want , do what we wanted to the first time , or do we worry about people thinking we are getting old and not write it down ? If we keep on like this we just keep wasting time and energy and money because we are so stubborn . Makes you wonder when we started to worry so much about what other people think about us doesn’t it ? Silly huh ? Daft if you ask me …
They say absentmindedness is a sure sign of genius… in that case I must be one of the smartest people in the world!