Good Housekeeping (Philippines) - - Real Life -

“For­get­ting is about dis­trac­tion,” says Judy Mar­cus, who’s spent 20 years as a mem­ory ex­pert. “To re­mem­ber, you have to re­mem­ber to re­mem­ber.” So be­sides putting your keys in the same place (you meant to do that, right?), cre­ate a mem­ory re­minder: Pause on your top step so you don’t open the front door on au­topi­lot and throw the keys any­where. Or as­so­ciate a wind chime in your kitchen with the need to place the keys in the bowl on the counter. You can do this with your phone, too: When you set it down, take a split sec­ond to no­tice what it’s next to so you can en­vi­sion it when you’re all, “What on earth? I just had it!”

I use Google cal­en­dar and sync that to my iphone cal­en­dar apps. I have a cal­en­dar for my­self, my hus­band, my son, and soon for my girl as well. I need to syn­chro­nize ev­ery­one’s sched­ule be­cause we have no yaya, so co­or­di­na­tion be­comes an is­sue. My hus­band has meet­ings, gigs, train­ing. My son has two sports, play dates, etc. It makes me feel or­ga­nized and lessens the ask­ing/ nag­ging be­cause ev­ery­thing is there.” —Candice Quimpo, mom of two, from Que­zon City

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