How do you remember or log your ideas?

I had a great idea for a blog post about 10 minutes ago, but I didn’t write it down or log it anywhere. So I completely forgot what that idea was.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or if I just have so many things going on. But if I don’t note the ideas that come to mind, many times they’re long gone.

Whenever I come up with an idea, I try to email myself, create a card in Trello, create a note in Evernote, or write it down in my physical notebook.

I think this is actually part of the problem – that I don’t have one specific way of logging my ideas.

Another part of the problem is that I might come up with ideas while driving or taking a shower – inopportune times when I can’t take notes.

And, of course, my memory capacity is fading, so I can’t remember them all.

So I’m wondering how you remember or log your ideas. Do you have a set tool or process? What if you don’t have access to these tools? How do you remember what comes to mind?

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