Are you forgetful? I know I am. This episode focuses on overcoming forgetfulness. We dig a little into what makes us forgetful and how we can get around AND correct it.
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Just like I said in the episode, and I’ll say it again here, I am incredibly forgetful. need to get it under control. So I started doing some research into the causes of forgetfulness and how to overcome it.
7 Common Causes for Forgetfulness– Harvard Health
This article gives several reasons, but most of the research focused on medication and a few other causes that didn’t make much sense for me.
What Causes Forgetfulness in Young People? 7 reasons you keep losing your keys explained. – Bustle
This really opened up my eyes. What I read was so important for folks in ministry. We need to realize the schedule many of us keep is incredibly unhealthy and contributes to a lack of productivity and a heightened amount of forgetfulness.
Overcoming Forgetfulness part 1: Health
- We need to realize our capacity for life, stress and information
- We need to learn when we reach capacity.
- We begin creating and preserving workspace, time and emotional energy.
- We begin building the ability to eliminate decisions.
Overcoming Forgetfulness part 2: Reminders and Rhythms
- Learn to build a rhythmic schedule. Focus on your weeks.
- Put stuff in the way. Literally.
- Build cognitive and physical inbox and outbox systems. Beginners? Look at Bullet Journaling.