OK. I must be the most absent minded idiot on earth.
I did a little self-study last week and I calculated how much time I wasted looking for things, going back in to my house because I forgot something and other miscellaneous things that cause general time wasting.
Wait for it.
6 hours. And thats’s just when I remembered to time myself.
I’ll give you an example: Last week, while going to my “other house” in San Xia, upon arrival I found that I had forgotten my keys. It takes me 40 minutes to get to San Xia from Yong He.
I didn’t learn the first time. The second time I went, I forgot them too.
The San Xia house keys are coupled to my Yong He house keys, so getting back into my Yong He house saw me climbing up the side of the building two floors to get in through the window, much to the amusement of the neighbours. More wasted time.
I had a company class in Xi Men Ting. I usually go by MRT, but last week on Thursday I went via motorcycle. I went home by MRT, forgetting I had gone by bike.
I had to go back to retrieve my bike.
Every time I go out I forget something - phone, keys, money, girlfriend - which causes me to turn around and go back.
I sometimes have to check my tooth brush to see if I have brushed my teeth or not. I can’t remeber things I have done less than 5 minutes ago.I can’t find pens I have just used, cups I have moved.
Heck, I can lose a white piece of paper on a jet black desk.
Is there anything I can do to prevent this kind of thing from happening? I have tried routines - something I am usually good at - but that doesn’t work. I try to put things in the same place all the time, but if I am distracted or in a rush, I forget and then can’t find things.
This really does get me frustrated.
So what I am wondering is:
Is anyone out there as bad as me, or am I the only one?