I just realized that I have two screenshots on my computer’s desktop that I took to remember something. I intended them to be a token to remind myself to do a quick task. The problem is that I just don’t see them.
- I slept with cardboard boxes in my bed that I intended to stow away for almost 2 months. I just had half of my bed to sleep.
- I inteded to sell a coffee maker since 4 years that is placed on the kitchen counter unplugged and is just collecting dust. Never used once since then.
- I have multiple to-dos in my task manager that I keep postponing from one week to the next. Some of them are over a year old.
- I have a book near my desk that I intended to read since over 8 years.
I really do not even consciously notice them. Maybe once every blue moon I see them and think “oh right, I need to …” and they immediately go unnoticed again.
Those mechanism are so strong that even dismissing the reminder notifications from my task manager app happens entirely subconsciously.
Do you also experience this?
How do you deal with this?