Aide memoire

My memo-board

My memo-board

One of my current bug bears is my confused and dis-organised thinking and this is particularly vexing to a person who is usually extremely organised and able to multi-task without a problem.

It is frustrating and incredibly hard to deal with on a daily basis and when I start to forget things it’s time to take action. Yesterday I forgot my hair appointment but luckily my hairdresser was able to fit me in later in the morning. Paul understands my condition, and I had a lovely 30 minutes of “me” time whilst I had my hair washed and conditioned (a good 2 minutes of head massage……bliss) a cup of coffee and a good chin-wag about football whilst he tidied me up.

Afterwards I made my way to the quilting shop and bought some goodies to make my memo-board as suggested by Colleen, the idea being that I write 1 task on a post-it note with the “to-do”deadline date and attach it to the left side of the board. Each day I take the urgent tasks and move them to the right-hand side of the board to do today. As I complete each task, I can dispose of the note with satisfaction of  a “JD” (job done).

I chose the material I fancied and then scoured the charity shops for a canvas to up-cycle and finally came across a brand new one for the grand sum of £1. It was even still in its original packaging so even if I messed up, it was still a bargain buy!

It didn’t take me long to make the board and I am now the proud owner of an item which is hanging on my kitchen wall, covered in post-it notes reminding me what I need to do over the next few weeks.

JD.

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2 thoughts on “Aide memoire

  1. I love this idea! Lists give me hives, because NM used them for every tiny thing. It wasn’t just “Clean Bathroom,” it was “Clean Sink,” “Clean Mirrors,” “Clean Counter,” etc. It was repeated the next day and the next and the next…

    I use my email calendar to keep track of many of my tasks; it sends me an email reminder. I’m in and out of my email all day, so I do see it.

    I love the idea of clearing it once it’s done. Difference: The way I was taught it is always there to do or a reminder I’ve done it. Why do I need to be reminded I’ve done it? I love the idea of once it’s done it’s done and gone. How freeing.

    The board is adorable. What a bargain!

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