Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Worst Enemy is my MEMORY.

For the past few months, I have been wondering whether I'm in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease or something of that nature. More often than not, I am losing or forgetting something. Or, if I haven't lost or forgotten something, chances are I have managed to hurt myself. I guess I have always been like this, but it definitely seems like it has gotten worse.

I have come up with three tricks to hopefully help with my forgetfulness. 

1. Write out a checklist. During the week I live at home and on the weekends, I normally spend the weekends away at my boyfriends place. I will start to write a checklist for items that I need to bring with me so I am not making several trips back and forth -- laptop, phone charger, clothing for work, work boots, lip balm, etc. 

2. Slowdown. Working seven days a week -- two part time jobs -- I feel like I'm an overloaded vehicle, driving 100 miles per hour, down a windy road with just a loosely bound net covering all the cargo. From now on, I need to slow down, lighten the load and tighten the tarp. Perhaps by slowing down, I will also find that I don't hurt myself as often!

3. Mark one or two places where I will always set my things down. Keys, wallet, cellphone and lip balm should all be placed on a specific table every time I come home. Once I condition myself, I will see myself misplacing less things, less often.

When you have a lot on the go, what do you find helps you lose or forget less?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Little Miss Busy.

I am quickly closing in on my third week of working seven days straight and I am exhausted! To be honest, I'm not sure how I am still functioning. Last week I was dealing with various computer issues which entailed me staying up until 1 or 2am each night backing up my files. (I could not have done it without the help and support of my amazing boyfriend who spent many more hours recovering my files. Thanks sweetie!) Thankfully three of the work days are only 4-hour shifts. Only a few more months of this crazy work schedule, then I can hopefully get back to a more regular work routine!!