I used to say that sarcastically, in jest, “note to self….” followed by some blatantly obvious statement…..
I was soooo young. Now I find that I use “notes to self.”
They free me to be so much more creative. I find it is so liberating to be able to immediately write that note down, somewhere I cannot ignore it. I don’t have to remember it more than once….whatever it is, only just long enough to make a note to self and leave it somewhere that I will see it at the appropriate time.
I am not sure if this is maturing or finally realizing the value of time and limited resources…to wit, my not so reliable memory!