Write It Down!

Yesterday I made an amazing dinner. It was just chicken enchiladas, but they were really good. In fact the whole dinner was good because of the additions that went with it. (Spanish rice and flavored Greek yogurt).

My whole family decided that I should definitely make this meal again and when I do, I want it to be as good as it was the first time.

That’s why I’m going to write it down.

I have a place that I keep my recipes and so I will add a note to the one for chicken enchiladas. I will write down what I served with the enchiladas and the recipe or brand of product I used.

I do the same things for my passwords, my haircolor, and even stuff like things I put away for safe keeping. I write it down.

Now let’s be clear: just writing it on some random piece of paper is useless. And in the case of your passwords, dangerous.

You have to have a place that will keep everything for you, safely.

For me, that place is my iPod Touch. It works like an iPhone without the phone part. I can store things electronically and then retrieve them either on my iPod or online.

As ADDers, we rely far too much on our already overtaxed mind to remember all of the things that we need to keep track of – and we can see how well that works for us.

Find a place where you can write things down. Maybe your paper planner, if you use one (but not your passwords).

Or if you use an electronic planner, put them there. As they say “there’s an app for that”.

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