•Try not to notice the unnecessary If it happens very often that you forget something, just accept it. Maybe you would expect a magic tool to remember all your appointments, but just think about it in another way. If you just forgot something, there’s a huge chance that it wasn’t important enough. Ofcourse this isn’t always the case, because some appointments, like going to your work shift, are important. Or aren’t they? I ask this, because the idea of accepting the things you forgot can be very useable in more ways than just your weekly lunch with a colleague.
So for example: there is an old school friend and you didn’t speak to him/her for like two years. You still have his/her phone number, and when you’re driving home from work, the idea comes up to send your old friend a message. Maybe you can have a drink together next week. But a week later you realized that you didn’t contact your friend at all. You just forgot it. What a lot of people would do in this situation, is taking their phone and immediately send them a message. I would like to discuss this. I really believe that my mind (the same as your mind) has a quite advanced autoregulation. So the things that are less important than you thought at the moment you were driving home from work, will be deleted. What stays, are the things that are really necessary for you (except people who forget so many things that it destroys all their relationships with friends, because of all the forgotten appointments). It’s especially for things you didn’t write down already. If I have an idea or I just made an appointment (lesson number 2: don’t make too many appointments... this will be continued in another post), I just write it down, or it’s up to my autoregulated mind. Maybe I will remember it again a couple times, which is the proof that it is important from that moment. Take home message: don’t try to decide about your ideas all the time. Most of them just come and go... #minimalism #dutchminimalism #minimalist #essentialism #gregmckeown