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Is your memory such that you have to write yourself lists so that you remember things?

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I sure do!
Well, many things.

I always seem to have lists with things to remind me to do this, do that etc, trouble is sometimes finding the lists -only joking!
by Finy
The more boring the task is the higher the need to write down a reminder!
You know Shelley, you are quite right -some things I do not need to write down.
by Finy
Yes I live by lists, I have a lot going on with a part time business and quite a busy social life. Is good advice I will pass on to my granddaughter...along with more 'life advice' (can hear her sighing now and lifting her eyes to the ceiling!!)
by Fran
Yes, I really do! When I'm at uni or out in town, if I have something to remember the next day, I make sure I make note of it somewhere, somehow. My memory is beyond shocking, so you will always find me with either my phone or a notepad and pen.
I think we tend to have a few things going on, and also projects and the like.
Always half a dozen things in my head at any one time.

If you want to make sure you are on track.....best way is to write it down.
Anything less, and your setting yourself up, to go home without.
It's that simple!
When doing our main grocery shop we write a list. I rarely look at it until I get halfway through, however, just to check I haven't forgotten everything. The regular buys don't particularly need to be written, but the things that last a while, that you only need to replace every now and then need to be written down.

If it is not our main shop, it means that we have run out of something in particular and we are going for a specific reason, so we don't write a list for that.
I always write things down
by AJ
All the bloody time!
by Vee
oh dear Vee, and you are not oldl -imagine when you get to my age -you will forget where lists are..
by Finy
Oh Finy, I know! I know. I better keep using this head of mine, otherwise what hope do I have, hehe.
by Vee
Sometimes. I do like lists to mark off, makes me feel like I'm getting somewhere.
Yes almost always. Now that there are smart gadgets its easy as I just jot down on my Ipad or Iphone..my list is just a click away!
I like to have a basic plan for my day as it stops me from getting side-tracked with other less-necessary things, but try not to be too rigid about following as that takes the spontanuity out of life. It helps me remember to do and buy things that may otherwise slip my mind.
I do now like to have a list when grocery shopping,but most other things I tend to remember, I do use a calendar a lot though!!
Due to my old age I forget somethings, so now days I lists things to remind me to do things.
There is always a list of things to do or buy! Always has been.
Yes all the time i write a list of things to buy and yet i will still miss a few or have forgotten what i've written,my handwriting is so bad.
yes, hardly ever even needed a diary as I could remember it all but not any more. Need to write lists for shopping, keep a diary and write to do lists all the time. Much more needs to be squished into my brain these days so lists are survival.
Yes. My thick feint-ruled shopping notebook is my 'bible'! Without it, I'm totally lost, & can only remember a few groceries' to buy, or things 'to do'!
Have always written shopping down & stuck to list! Hard work, but do-able!
Yes, but then the difficult thing is to remember where I put my list!

It sure helps - especially when you leave the list at home! I can picture the list & remember what was on it. :-)
yes ... if I don't write a list things don't get done
I'm always writing lists! Not only for shopping, but for: Lunch places with friends, lists of the cruises we've done, where I've worn my 19 dresses too, the meals I've cooked from on-line, the countries I've visited. (if only for 1 day!!), present ideas for our 2 little grand-daughters, the colours I use for each Christmas since 1980-2025, my Christmas card list, Christmas card making ideas, & the lists go on...& on...& on! More should go on lists in my Draft' folder, then I can throw away all those bits of paper, i've been writing into notebooks!
by Miro
Yes as I have a shocking memory.
Yes I write everything down and also keep a diary. It is wise particularly for important dates.
I have always done so.
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