Here’s some of my tricks to avoid that awkward “I must’ve.. forgot to flag it” feeling.
- Use Trello for damn near everything. Trello board is my favorite way to visualize work needing to be done on a project.
- Global Stickie. I have one sticky note in this app and it contains the most important things, like doing taxes, or some events I want to attend and will forgot about them.
- Whiteboard. Since most of my work time is spent in my home office, I always write down important ideas on the whiteboard, then take pictures of it.
There’s a range to these tools: Level of organization ← → Convenience. It’s super quick to write a note on the whiteboard, but it’s still just a random note. On the other hand, creating a Trello card takes a while, but then you file it under the right project and in the right column, and that gives you higher level of organization.