I’m Coining a New Phrase to Explain Why I Forget

life hack Apr 07, 2020

And arming you with a simple trick so it won’t happen to you

“Did you make your bed this morning?” I asked as I’m getting ready to send my son off to school.

“No, Mom, it’s housekeeper day,” he replies.

“That’s tomorrow,” and as the words come out of my mouth, I start to panic just a bit. I quickly check my calendar. He’s RIGHT! I’m not prepared, and more importantly, how did I let this slide by me?

I’m chalking this up to calendar blindness. Is that a thing? Probably not, but let me explain.

Do you have recurring events in your calendar that are so routine that you glance right past them without taking notice?

I’m excited to meet up with some girlfriends today for lunch, and I know I have to put some time into my high priority projects, but I had forgotten about the housekeepers. I’m so grateful for their work and I hate feeling unprepared for them.

This is how I’m going to fix it.


The alert on my phone used to be set to go off 15 minutes before they arrived. What good will that due except to ensure I at least get out of my PJs?

Although I wish Apple would allow me to create a custom alert. I would much rather have this go off at 9 pm the night before when I’m getting ready for my day.

A big shoutout to my little dude! Does this happen to anyone else? How do you fight calendar blindness?


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