Out of sight, out of mind

“Out of sight, out of mind” is a big problem for me.

Many times if something isn’t in my sight, I’ll forget about it and won’t acknowledge its existence.

Back in the day when I took notes primarily on pen and paper, I would review what I wrote a few times to see if there was anything that I didn’t address. I did this because these notes are staring me in the face every time I wanted to take more notes.

In sight, in my mind.

Now, because I more often take notes electronically using tools like Evernote, I forget that I even took those notes and only refer to them if I have to. Even though those notes are accessible to me at any time, I’m just not in the habit of referring to them often because they aren’t in front of me.

Out of sight, out of mind.

If someone asks me to perform a task at a later date, I have to either email it to myself or input it on the project management tool that use, Trello. Otherwise, it’ll be like that person never even asked me.

The same goes with apps on my phone. If an app isn’t on my home screen or if I’m not getting notifications from it, it basically doesn’t exist.

Do you have the same issue with “out of sight, out of mind” as I do? If so, how have you dealt with it?

This is day 23 of my experiment to blog for 30 consecutive days.

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