I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: write it down.
I’ll keep repeating it, because sometimes I don’t follow my own advice, and just this week, I forgot an idea, and I’m kicking myself.
We think we’ll remember that date, appointment, that quote, that great idea, but with all the information we consume these days, it’s easy for things to slip away. That’s why my notebook game is so strong!
But it wasn’t always that way, I had to develop the habit of keeping my notebook handy. As much as I love notebooks, and have many different ones, I have trained myself to have one principal notebook, my bullet journal, within reach. That way whatever I need to write down, I can put it there, and transfer to a more suitable one (like my reading journal, or crafting notebook) if necessary later.
Practice taking your notebook with you everywhere, even if just walking around your house. It might take some time, but eventually, it will be automatic.