Everyone has trouble remembering things and Peter is no exception. When he mentioned this common problem in a recent TiGER BEAT story his fans rallied to help. Here are some of their outasite suggestions to help Peter remember. He really digs them. Bet you will, too!
You told readers to write you if we had any suggestions on how to remember things. Well, first of all, write down all the things you have to do the night before. Now, get out everything you would need, such as your banjo, your clothes and shoes and anything else. Then, put everything in the same pile or neatly arranged so, if you forget your banjo, you’ll forget your clothes. I do it all the time and it helps me (sometimes). I hope this helps you (a little at least).
Merilyn Francis (Skeater)
Since you asked for ideas, I thought this may be the only time I get to do something for the grooviest guy in the world. There are two ways by which you might be able to remember things.
1. You could write a message to yourself (right away) on your hand with ink, but if you don’t want to get ink poisoning (I never do, though) you can try my second idea.
2. Get a piece of construction paper and write down what it is you have to remember. Remember to write it right away or you’ll forget it. Put this piece of paper some where you’ll be sure to see it when you wake up.
I used this system once before. Once I was sick and I always forgot to take my medicine. Well, I put this piece of construction paper on my drawer with one big word: MEDICINE. I always remembered to take the medicine too.
A fan forever
Here’s my idea. Why don’t you get an index box (file box)? Then fill it with index cards. On the top of each card write a day and its date. Make one of these for every day. Then under this you put down what you have to do on that day. Do this as soon as you find out about it so you don’t forget. Then, on the day stated on the card, you just take it out and carry it around with you. You can look at it and find out what you are planning for the day.
I have found a great way for remembering things. It really works if you have enough nerve to use it. I haven’t lately because people laugh at the idea. Well, here it is. When you want to remember some thing write it on a piece of tape and tape it on an old sweat shirt. The important messages go on the front or sleeves, and the unimportant messages on the back. It’s really a groove, but I wouldn’t advise wearing it in public.
Corpus Christi, Texas
I have a suggestion for you. Write down everything you’re supposed to remember on little pieces of paper. Of course, the only thing is, you now have to remember what you did with all the little pieces of paper. I guess to remember what you did with the paper you’d better get little pieces of paper and…
Luv. (I’d sign my name but I misplaced that little slip of paper.)
Here’s my suggestion. Find yourself a large calendar with plenty of writing space on it. Along the side of each day write the things you plan to do. That should solve your problem.
If you have a place to go or somebody to meet just put a note on your bedroom mirror and you’ll see it first thing in the morning to remind you (or put a note in your dressing room, too).
Here goes. As soon as you think of something, do it. Do it as soon as you think of it, if possible. And after it’s done you’ll find it easier to think of other things. I do and it works!
I personally use this method of remembering. It helps me, especially in school. I always have a small notebook handy and when ever I think of something I have to do I immediately jot it down. Remember—do it immediately!
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
It’s just an idea, but I thought that you could buy one of those real small spiral notebooks and attach that plus a pencil to your belt loop, and write everything down in it.
Diane Kay De Merchant
Why don’t you carry a piece of paper that has listed all the things you have to do. Write one every night before you go to bed and put it in the pocket you use the most. If something comes up in the middle of the day just pull out your list of things and write it in. When you’ve taken care of things on the list, cross them out.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sometimes that problem of forgetting has me down, too. I start to do something and stop and start another thing, and then I get flustered and forget everything. I never have figured out a solution for it, but don’t worry, I’m still trying and when I find out I’ll let you know… If you find a good bargain on a “remembering machine”, let me know.
A friend and I have been pondering your problem of forgetting things and we think we have the answer. Tell what you want to remember to an elephant. There’s only one small problem—remembering which elephant you told it to.
Two very big fans
Jakye Cole & Gloria Arivett
A few days ago I had the same problem as you have—remembering. There was this special kind of soap that I had to get by prescription. I couldn’t for the life of me remember what the name was. So this is what I did: I thought of the Monkees and how cute all of you are. This helped me to remember the name of the soap—Cuticura. This has helped me to recall a lot of things. Whatever you want to remember, relate it to something else.
Mary Ann Burlcholder
I remember by writing the things I have to remember on a piece of paper. I fold it up so it is a long, thin strip, then make it into a ring and tape it around my finger. If you don’t want the tape to show, wear a ring over it.
Mt. Prospect, Illinois