We try so hard to keep all our ideas, thoughts, and tasks in our head. Why? That’s really not what a brain is for. Paper (or, in this case, a short-stack of index cards) is a MUCH better place to capture all the ‘stuff’ you need to do.
I carry one of these around with me all day long. Every day. At work. At the grocery store. Everywhere. Because I never know when a thought will cross my mind. And I really only want it to cross my mind ONCE.
Writing things down frees my mind for what it’s really supposed to do: think, process, create.
I encourage you to find a way to empty your head of all the appointments, tasks, to-dos, and grocery lists. All it takes is a few index cards and a binder clip.
Low-tech is sometimes best. Just saying.
Your Turn: What is your favorite way to keep track of your ‘stuff’? Leave a comment below.