Write It All Down
If there is one lesson you have learned over and over again, Akchita, is that you have a terrible memory. As hard as you try to remember all of the tasks on your to-do list, birthdays and events happening on any given day, your memory just won’t retain all of it. Paper and pen–and your phone–are your best friends in this case.
Simply put: write it all down.
I want you to embrace writing down what you have to do in a day, regardless of how mundane it is. Floss your teeth? Write it down. You need to take out the trash? Make that a task as well. Not only will writing it all down help relieve the pressure you put on your brain, but it will also be a great snapshot of what you’ve accomplished that day. In terms of tasks there is not a better feeling in the world than crossing off a completed task.
But write it all down also includes keeping a journal. Now, it’s very scary to put pen to paper and write down all the good and the bad that happens in a day. I know it’s scary to think about how real an event becomes once the words are out, but trust me when I say that you will thank yourself in the future. There is no better feeling in the world than flipping through a journal filled with your thoughts, written in your handwriting, that gives you a snapshot of what your life was like in that very moment. Keeping a journal allows you to see where you were, how far you’ve come, and what your future could hold.