TIP: Leave Yourself a Note After Thanksgiving

leave yourself a noteI have come to the conclusion, my memory is officially shot. I cannot remember what happened yesterday, forget about a year ago. I used to keep all my lists in my head. Now, there is either no more room in there, or my brain is shrinking. There is a reason God made paper. A short pencil is better than a long memory.

After every holiday I host, there are things I want to remember for the next year … buy more salad, cook the turkey a little longer, etc. In the moment, I always think I will remember, but 365 days later, all I can remember is that there was something I didn’t want to forget. Last year, during the clean up, I asked my nephew to take some notes for me. I put it away with my Halloween decorations, and felt really smart when I dusted the fake cobwebs off it a few weeks ago. It has already proved helpful. I highly recommend it. Chances are you are getting older and busier too. You don’t have to embellish with stickers, but that was a nice touch, don’t you think?

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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at drkarenlatimer@gmail.com to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.


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