How do you remember important dates?

@mimpi1911 (25475)
India
November 30, 2009 11:48am CST
I tend to memorise as many as I can, at least the important ones. And these days I am not saving the numbers also. Trying to remember by typing the numbers. It works for me. How do you remember important dates ? Scribble on a calendar, electronic media, mobile reminders, online reminders??
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
30 Nov 09
Electric media, mobile reminders, and online reminders--I'm a busy gal :-)
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
1 Dec 09
I still remember your toodledo. It works great!
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
1 Dec 09
ToodleDo was the first task list that could talk to my smart phone. I could e-mail appointments to it and I e-mailed me back reminders. Recently, however, I stopped using ToodleDo in favor of a more expensive, but much more powerful service called GTDagenda which needless to say, I have also blogged about: http://www.drann.us/anns_aerogarden_updates/2009/11/my-plant-planner.html
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
1 Dec 09
You have a cool blog and I have always enjoyed your green writings. GTD sounds cool. I have signed up for the free version. BTW, you are lucky to have a good neighbor. Hope you are having a great holiday!
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@balasri (26549)
• India
4 Dec 09
My wife does the remembering for me.I firmly believe that the dates may get confused and jumbled if two people try to remember them.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
That's mighty smart of you!
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@balasri (26549)
• India
9 Dec 09
But my wife doesn't say that Mimpi.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
10 Dec 09
She is smarter than you Bala!
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Dec 09
Hi Mimpi, I have two separate planner and a back up planner in the house. The first planner focus on all my official schedules --trainings, meetings, trips. The second planner focused on my loved ones and friends birthdays and anniversaries. The planner at home is a combination of all the dates so that everyone is aware about all the important dates. I am good in memorizing special dates and events in the family.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
You are pretty organized. Keep it up!
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Dec 09
thanks for the affirmation my dear. i need to be organized so that i will not miss any special family occasion and events. Also, i don't want to miss any official business schedules or appointments. my work really calls for an organized planner.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
10 Dec 09
This now reconfirms my belief. I have always wanted someone like you who are always so perfect and right up there. Could never quite gotten in that place but I know the value of time and that is one thing I ensure doing justice to. May be someday I would be a good organised person like you.
@free_man (7336)
• United States
30 Nov 09
Hi Mimpi. I went to freeware files dot com and downloaded sticky notes to my computer and put the important dates on them and set them to wake up when it is time for something important to happen. I can't remember anything any more. I have to have them written down on something. I have calendars all over the house with dates written on them too.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
1 Dec 09
I just downloaded sticky notes. It looks great! Thanks for telling me.
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@free_man (7336)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Your welcome. I have been using that site for years and never had a problem with anything I got from that site. I have been using sticky notes for many years.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
Thanks fir telling me about sticky notes. It is working great for me!
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@jdyrj777 (6547)
• United States
1 Dec 09
I make use of my yahoo calendar. It sends reminders to your email. My cell phone also has a similar funtion.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
1 Dec 09
I must go and check yahoo calender now. It sounds cool!
@jdyrj777 (6547)
• United States
1 Dec 09
I think i need to put bill reminders on mine. Most bills i remember but i have one that comes in the middle of the month. I can never remember that one. Sometimes i end up having to pay a late fee.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
This happened to me a few months back when i had pay a late fee grater than my actual phone bill.
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
30 Nov 09
I keep a diary/yearly planner for remembering dates as I am hopeless at remembering birthdays and things that have to be done on a certain date. I check it at the start of each week when I turn to a new page and if there are things later in the week that I need to tend to, then I am aware early in the week and I usually remember. But even with doing that, I still forget from time to time!
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
1 Dec 09
I think we all do, even after making sure that we do not. Sometimes we are so confident that we won't forget that we over estimate ourselves only to remember the day after the occasions passes.
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
1 Dec 09
Yeah, I know, there is so much to remember these days with kids school stuff, their after school activities, friends, family and a business to run and there is only so much info that my brain can handle!
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
1 Dec 09
Yes, that is but life and we are moving fast, very fast, virtually living on the edge!
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
That depends really. What kind of important dates? I mean is it a date like those in history books? Dates that something significant has happened to the world or to your community that you were able to witness? Or is it the kind of date where something valuable and important happened in your life? If its one of those history books or a date that society has encountered, then Im not good in memorizing those. If it was the kind of date that something significant happened in my life then I do remember them. I remember birthdays of the people that I hold dear. I remember the events that happened on special occasions when its just usually a normal day for me. I guess I remember dates more clearly when there is a memory attached to that date. Cause otherwise my subconscious would just bury it somewhere that Ill forget about it that easy. Hope I made sense somehow with that post.^_^
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
I wonder who likes to remember the dates from history! Having said that, I still remember the important dates, in fact a lot of them still now. The quiz shows on TV come to my memory shunning. Coming to remembering personal dates and phone numbers, I make sure to remember and I do actually. I feel something you want to remember you CAN and the things we do not, we forget. I appreciate your way to remember the dates. We all derive at some kinda method that helps us remember stuffs.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
Have you ever watched the show "Jeopardy!"? I find it quite fascinating that there are people who know all these trivia about random stuff from exact dates to unknown people. I guess its just their hobby. Persona dates do stay with us somehow, even when we sometimes seemingly forget.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
10 Dec 09
Hi mimpi I dont really need anything to remember dates. I just have a good memory with dates. Although i know many persons who has problem with dates. I have a friend that doesnt even remember his parents or siblings birthday and others that also forget this and others important dates.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
10 Dec 09
Not remembering your loved ones birthdates is something very sad. But, you are right, I have seen people doing that. May be they are really forgetful people!
@honeyyan (23)
• China
1 Dec 09
Making a memo is a good way for me to memory important things , such as my friends' birthday .
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
Important dates within the family i still can remember by heart. Important dates among friends and relatives i do try to remember in my mind but write them too in my small notebook just to be sure, because there are days now that i just tend to forget some things that have to do and remember, i guess it comes with age.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
I think that makes two of us. I am quite good in remembering important dates and numbers. But sometimes I do forget and I feel sorry afterwards.
• India
1 Dec 09
Well I just note that in mobile for remind me in that time ... Some times I write down also to remember that .... Thanks
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
@pisces24 (147)
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
hi mimpi 1911! when i was younger i could easily remember dates. nowadays, thanks to high tech, i can mark it on my cellphone calendar and i make sure that i get an alert at least a day before. that way i would have time to prepare - like i could get a present if it's somebody's birthday, etc. social networks are great too. they remind you of your friends' important dates ahead and you get to send them an e-card on time.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
Social networking sites and a few very good online calendars do help us with this.
@madteaparty (2760)
• Japan
1 Dec 09
I have a really bad memory, so I try to keep memos in different places to remember the important dates. Well, more exactly to be reminded of them. Usually I write down important dates in my desk calendar, in my pocket agenda, and I make an alarm in my cell phone too.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
@riyasam (16571)
• India
1 Dec 09
i used to memorize the important dates when once i forgot my hubbys birthday(a year back)he was so hurt,its then i started keeping online reminders,i had enough of relying on my memory.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
That's good. I have been keeping an offline real memo as well.
@rika999 (104)
• India
1 Dec 09
As you have told important dates.. means dates which are important in ones life.. how can i forget those days.. i always memorise those days of my life and donot require any media to keep me remembering... If you donot remember those days of your life how it can be an important days...????
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
Good point there! Practically that's not the case and forgetting some important dates doesn't make you a person who doesn't care.
• India
1 Dec 09
Just put them as a reminder on my phone. thats all.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
• United States
1 Dec 09
The way that I remember important dates, such as friends' birthdays or major holidays, is I write them down. I scribble a date down somewhere in a notebook. Sometimes I like to make it more visual, so I get a calendar and write in huge bold letters and make it decorative so it stands out when I'm on that month. This is how I tend to remember a majority of my friends' birthdays because I look over the same date every year (sometimes a lot more than that each year) and it gets 'engraved' into my memory. I hope this helped a little. PS I also use cell phone reminders to help remind me when my next big important event is.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
I agree, seeing makes it stay in our memory for a long time. I save the birth dates together with the number so that whenever I get a call from that number the dates flash.
1 Dec 09
I am so forgetful I have to mark things down on a calander, though I am very good at remembering important numbers, just not good at remembering what goes with the numbers
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
You are sweet!
@CJay77 (4440)
• Australia
1 Dec 09
I'm not good remembering important dates, so I use my mobile phone as a reminder and set it with alarm. The problem keeping them in the mobile phone is when you lost it or the phone gets broken. I read the number 14 response and I think I'll start to save them in yahoo calendar, and thanks to your discussions because I've got some idea how/where to save important dates.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
9 Dec 09
I agree Cjay. I had lost everything when I lost my cell phone. After that I try to remember the dates and numbers. Keeping an account on diary is a good thing. Yahoo calendar is also great. I just wish I had a mammoth brain!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Hey mimip! If I don't write things down I will never remember anything! I have appointment books and reminders on my desk! I write my appointments in my appointment calendar. I have one on my desk and I copy it and keep one with me in my handbag! The problem I have is I also tend to write myself notes on sticky pads and still forget to look at them!lol
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
1 Dec 09
The same with me Opal! The more I do, the more I forget!