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 Coach. She helps clients with parenting issues, the challenges of college and young adulthood and issues related to health and habits. Email her at drkarenlatimer@gmail.com to learn more. She is the author of the Audible Original, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents.


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