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Ways To Remember Important Events

Updated on August 16, 2017

Don't Forget!

Post it Notes are a good way to remember events. A mirror in the bathroom is a good place to attach a post it note.
Post it Notes are a good way to remember events. A mirror in the bathroom is a good place to attach a post it note. | Source
Alarm Clocks are a great device used to wake you up in the morning. Make it play music or some loud sound to awaken you.
Alarm Clocks are a great device used to wake you up in the morning. Make it play music or some loud sound to awaken you. | Source
Calendars are a great idea for remembering important events. Just mark it on the calendar.
Calendars are a great idea for remembering important events. Just mark it on the calendar. | Source

The Fridge Can Be Helpful!

A refrigerator is a great place to put important messages so you will not forget. Place a sticky note on the front door so you will not miss it.
A refrigerator is a great place to put important messages so you will not forget. Place a sticky note on the front door so you will not miss it. | Source

Don't Forget

Below, is a short list of the different ways to help you remember dates or certain events more easily over the years, the times and methods have changes. There are far more other ways to remind yourself of the upcoming schedules . These are just some of the better ones, in my opinion.

1. Alarm Clock: A good way to help you remember to get up in the mornings or if you need to be woke up from a nap, always set your alarm clock so that you can wake up on time. Some people use music while others prefer to have preset noises programmed on the clock to force them to get up. If you still have problems waking up even if it's from a nap, you may want to put your clock across the room, this will force you, to get up, to turn off the clock. This is turn may make you wake up a little bit easier.. It is an old and simple method but, an alarm clock has withstood the test of time, pun intended.

2. Sticky Notes: Write yourself reminder notes and place them near your purse, keys or wallet (foe the next day), so you will be able to see the note. Another good place is to stick them on your bathroom or dresser mirror. This way the note is in your face! Always keep a post it pad nearby as it may come in handy sometime. You may have a random thought, or need to write down a number or email address. I am the world's worst to have the best thought, but, will not be able to remember it for two minutes. I try to keep something handy to jot down these random ideas.

3. Record it: Use a smart phone, a computer or a tape recorder to record the events or really anything you may not want to forget. You can set alerts that will remind you that something is coming up. Never underestimate this idea especially with smart phones that can record things and remind you of them. Use the technology today don't be afraid of it.

4. Rehearse or repeat out loud the things you need to remember. Right before bedtime is the best time to rehearse. The next day it will be fresh on your mind. You can do this to memorize lines in a play or to learn a song. You can also use the repetition. This is a proven system that works. Repetition works if done enough and properly.

5. Association Game: Either use the facts method such as: Where is it from? Who made it? Remember to use the same letter to think of an object that starts with the same letter etc. Sounds a bit wacky but it does work.

6. With all the electronic devices now a days, everyone reaches for that device when going to record an event. I Pad, Smart Phone and a tape player are all ways to remember things by using the notebook option.

7. Calendar: A calendar is a great way to plan events. There are all kinds of stickers and reminders to go on the calendar to make particular days of importance stick out.

8. Tell someone: This idea may seem to be stating the obvious. I always say that "two heads are always better than one." I am not ashamed anymore to have someone that I can count on to help me remember important dates.

9. Refrigerator: Where do we go each and every day? The fridge of course. A note in your face each and every day is another simple, inexpensive way to remind yourself in an "in your face," kind of way. Of course you can substitute the fridge for a bathroom mirror or the mirror in your bedroom.

10. Sleep: You must get adequate sleep to handle things. Lack of sleep is harmful and causes the brain to not function properly. Sleep deprivation has been proven to be detrimental at times to your health.

* Please share your ideas for remembering important ecents by leaving your comments in the box located at the bottom of this hub.

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Use Technology To Your Advantage

Use your I Phone or IPad to alert you of upcoming events. Also, Computers can be used to help remind you of important events or appointments. Do not be shy about asking others to help you remember stuff as well. Computers can give you voice reminders and e mail reminders also. Also, you can set voice remindre's with certain apps which is a very unique and useful technique.

© 2012 Buster Johnson

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    • tipstoretireearly profile image

      tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

      Monthly paper calendars are still very helpful. They show the entire month at a glance, so you have warning before important events. Electronic calendars are helpful, but aren't as good at being in your face.