People are always asking me, "SK, how do you manage to do it all?"
Even so, you've got to have a system.
If you are a man, or a teenager, this can be as simple as manipulating the biological impulses of your closest female relatives, whose genetic makeup predisposes them to do it all for you.
But for me, this means Post-It notes. By which I mean any rectangularly-shaped scrap of paper that can be adhered to every surface in my range of vision.
The best thing about this system is the way in which reminders can be used to trigger other reminders in an Inception-like layer of redundancy; a yellow Post-It above my desk reminds me to find some notes that would not even be missing right now if I had remembered to tape them to my desk. If that is not proof of the beauty of this system I don't know what it is!
I'm not saying it's perfect. As with any system, there are occasional breakdowns.
The small purple reminder I left to remind myself "March 17" is, I'll admit, something of a mystery, but at least I know when it is due. In my line of work that is really the important thing.
The point is, I have made myself a note to take it down by next week, when whatever it was won't matter anyway. Which works out perfectly because next week is going to be five different colors of impossible.