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To Remember Random Errands, Turn Them Into a Story

A memory trick that plays on the human brain’s innate desire for narrative.
Source: Bobby Yip / Reuters

Who among us has not walked into a Target mentally chanting something like “Eggs, shaving cream, toothpaste, toilet paper” only to get home and realize we’ve forgotten the toothpaste? Looks like we’re using mouthwash tonight!

If you’ve got a lengthy to-do list, and you’re not ready to commit to bullet journaling

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