I like to look ahead, plan ahead, and fill in my organizer.
One thing I have found that really works for me is to write those things on the side of my monthly calendar that I need to remember to do in an upcoming month, as a reminder.
For instance, as I turn the page to November, I see:
*Condition leather car seats
*Call and make dentist appt. for Feb.
*Make gift for Aunt Pat
It is really the only way I can remember some of these things, and by writing them down the month I need to do them, I can clear out my mind for more important, current events.
What works for you related to remembering dates?
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