Don’t Ignore Mental Reminders

When your memory reminds you to need to phone someone or put a document in your briefcase for tomorrow, don’t just think “I must do that later” because unfortunately your subconscious tends to think it has done its job and may not bother to remind you a second time! I always imagine that if you don’t act immediately that your subconscious sulks and thinks well I did warn him but he didn’t seem to think it important.  This virtually obliges us to deal with things immediately and then, if it is not convenient/possible to complete the task there and then you must all the same take an action, eg diary it, create a post-it note etc.
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play