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August 23rd, 2011, 4:36 AM
How do you remind yourself to do things you might forget?

Sticky notes? Calendars? Write it on your hand? And so on.

Personally I usually use the calendar option on my phone. I set the event's name to what I need to do. That way, when I see the event icon, I'm like "oh I need to do something" and I'll do it. :) I've also used sticky notes, the margins of my notebooks (when I was younger and didn't have a cell phone), and even used my hand sometimes. I try not to do that though because my parents would've killed me. :p

How about you?

August 23rd, 2011, 4:38 AM
I'm disorganized, so I try to write down things on a sticky note but I usually end up forgetting them.

August 23rd, 2011, 4:51 AM
Stick notes?
If you mean post-it notes, then yes, I have so many in my room that I could swim through them at any moment. And yellow ones at that.

Mr Cat Dog
August 23rd, 2011, 4:58 AM
I use the Notes function on my phone (or the Post-it Widget on my Mac). However, I need to often check my phone to see if I've left updates in the first place, so it doesn't always work as much as I'd like it to! Writing on hands is for really important stuff that I can't forget... and I'll always see it, for the most part.

August 23rd, 2011, 10:00 AM
I use my hands or my arm sometimes because I never really have any paper on me at the time, I want to jot notes down.

August 23rd, 2011, 10:05 AM
I usually don't have much stuff to note down, but if I have to note something down, I use a notepad or the Notes app on my smartphone.

August 23rd, 2011, 10:33 AM
I don't like writing on my body. xD

I usually remember everything anyway, so yeah... But sometimes I use my phones for notifications.

August 23rd, 2011, 2:32 PM
I use my iphone to write down notes.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
August 23rd, 2011, 11:55 PM
I write notes on my arms :D

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August 24th, 2011, 12:09 AM
How do you remind yourself to do things you might forget?: I remind myself to do things I might forget by trying to remember them in my mind or writing them down on a planner.

August 24th, 2011, 3:49 AM
I either email stuff to myself or use text files.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
August 24th, 2011, 5:10 AM
Text file on my computer or those pieces of scrap paper my parents always keep around to write out their lists and reminders. I hardly ever look at a calendar, whether on a device or hanging on the wall.

August 24th, 2011, 5:32 AM
There are those times when I want to quickly remember something and I jot it on my hand. But other than that, I guess if it's on the net, a text file, and I sometimes write stuff on my calender in my room.

August 24th, 2011, 5:39 AM
I usually use the Calender function on my phone. Otherwise, I'll use a sticky note and stick it near my computer monitor so that way I can see it when I need to. Very rarely, will I actually write it on my calender.

au bon
August 24th, 2011, 7:06 AM
I don't use sticky notes, and I don't use calendars. If I'm on the computer, I'll type it up quickly and leave whatever it is I typed it on open. If I have my phone with me, I'll type up a note in Notes, but most of the time it goes on my hand without a second thought. I tend to also ask people to remind me of things from time to time as well.

Kikaito plush
August 24th, 2011, 8:18 AM
Don't use sticky notes or calendars, if I need to remember something I write it in my Dairy

August 24th, 2011, 9:07 AM
Kinda depends.

For school related stuff (school events, homework deadlines, etc), I used my "Personal Planner", which is a book given to all of the students on the first day of a new school year.
For events (game releases, tv premieres, etc), I tend to use my laptop's calendar.

August 24th, 2011, 10:37 AM
For school, I write 'em down in my weekly planner that I check over when I start my assignments. As for things that aren't school related, I quickly type it in my phone memos so I don't forget.

August 24th, 2011, 11:18 AM
I try to write everything down in a diary, but I forget to look in it so it doesn't really help lol.

August 26th, 2011, 8:30 AM
I have a bad memory so I carry around notebooks to write things in. Usually I don't go back and see what I wrote because I'm disorganized and have dozens of different notebooks, but the act of writing something down helps me remember.

August 26th, 2011, 10:02 AM
I usually would try to do it all by memory, which would end up in me forgetting a lot of things and stressfully scramble to do homework if I've forgotten about an assignment. But most of my work I would remember to do. Now I'm starting to use the calender app on my mac to write down things I have to do for when, and it has a little To Do list on the side for which I can jot down things I need to do for no certain due date.

August 26th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Yeah, I write a lot down. Simply because my memory is completely awful so I need to make lists of things to do and all that. The difficulties start when I forget that I wrote a list in the first place, lol. I'll write them anywhere convenient really; on my laptop, in a notepad, on post-it notes, or mainly yeah on my arms and hands. They always rub off when I have a shower and I go and forget them again then, though. |:

August 26th, 2011, 11:44 AM
I usually use a piece of paper and place next to something that I look at everyday (like my computer or desk). Since I know what my room looks like normally, placing something that's usually not there draws my eyes to it.

It works, but sometimes I forget to throw the paper away (or simply keep it to save paper), so there's usually a pile of papers strewn across my room or desk which hinders its usefulness. :P

August 26th, 2011, 12:54 PM
The memo pad application on my blackberry phone or Notepad.

August 26th, 2011, 4:35 PM
I use a combination of emails, the calendar on my phone/desktop (they sync. ♥ rainlendar), and sticky notes. Occasionally I'll write stuff in a notebook I always keep in my purse or... if I'm really desperate, my arm. XD;

And yet I still manage to forget things.

Captain Hobo.
August 26th, 2011, 7:04 PM
Whenever I need to remember something I will either write it down on a piece of paper or write it on my hands.

August 27th, 2011, 6:56 AM
For the really important things I can't beat writing on my own body. Usually my arms...but I've written on my legs too. XD

August 27th, 2011, 7:22 AM
As I've been forgetting to do assignments in school, even tho it's only the second week, I've begun to write things down in my agenda. At least if I remember to.

As for everything else, I'm just too lazy to write it down.

August 29th, 2011, 9:26 PM
For really important things, I'll write them on my hands. It's the only way I'll remember since I can be a very forgetful person. My hands have been covered in small notes in the past from me trying to remember a bunch of stuff. XD