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记住待办事项的六个小贴士

6 Tips on Remembering to Do Things!

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6 Secrets To Remember To Do Things
记住待办事项的六个小秘诀
Oh boy, friends, if we could boil down adulting to one thing
哦朋友们 如果我们把成长总结成一件事
maybe it would be this:
那它可能是这个:
It is your job to remember to do things.
要自己记住自己该做什么
You can’t expect your mom or your teachers or your volleyball coach
你不能再等着你的妈妈 老师 或排球教练
to nag you to get things done anymore
去提醒你该做什么
and your boss most certainly doesn’t want to have to keep reminding you about tasks, either.
当然你的老板更不想一直提醒你完成任务
Go to the dentist Tuesday at 3 p.m.!
周二下午三点看牙医!
Submit that essay!
交论文!
Do the laundry this weekend!
周末洗衣服!
Cookies are in the oven for 25 minutes!
饼干在烤箱里烤25分钟!
Drop off that rental application!
终止租赁申请!
Take Mittens to the vet next Friday!
下周五带Mittens去看兽医!
It might seem like a lot, but you can do it.
事情看起来很多 但你可以做到
And we are here to help.
我们就是来帮你的
Step 1: Write it down.
第一步: 写下来
If you want to remember to do something
如果你想记住要做的事
write it down in a place that’s easy for you to see periodically.
就把它写在你能经常看到的地方
I have a white board that’s right next to my refrigerator
我的冰箱右边有一个白板
and it says “clean the basement”…
上面写着“打扫地下室”
and has… for the last two weeks.
并且……它已经在那两星期了
Write down the very specific task you need to do.
要非常具体地写下需完成的任务
Something vague like “talk to Mom about Thanksgiving plans”
像“和妈妈讨论感恩节计划”这种不明确的任务
is vague and easy to put off.
很模糊而且容易拖延
Something specific like “
一些很明确的任务
Call Mom at 3:45 about holiday plans”
像 “3:45给妈妈打电话讨论假期计划”
gives you a real time to aim for.
让你的任务有具体的时间
You need to pick a medium that you pay attention to.
你需要运用自己能够注意到的方法
Maybe that’s using a Sharpie to write reminders on your wrist
或许是用记号笔写在手腕上
or a post-it note stuck to your computer.
或在你的电脑上贴便条
Sometimes this might be using technology.
有时候或许是利用一些技术手段
Use a reminder or voice memos app on your phone!
在你的手机上下一个提醒或语音备忘录软件!
We’ll talk more in a minute about technology that can help you
待会儿我会详细说说能帮到你的技术手段
but first, we want to talk about
但首先 我们先来谈谈
this really weird and easy trick to remembering tasks.
这个不可思议但很简单的记事小诀窍
Step 2: Write it down.
第二步:写下来
Yes.
是的
It’s really just… the one thing.
这真的就是……同一件事
Your brain can only hold so many thoughts at once
你的大脑一次只能记住这么多东西
and it’s really vital to outsource as much as possible to the devices that are here to help you.
所以尽可能多的利用外界工具来记忆是很重要的
And that device might be a sheet of paper and pen.
它可以是一张纸和一根笔
You know how sometimes, you turn the oven on, and think
有时候在你把烤箱打开时 你会想
“I’ll totally remember in a couple minutes that I turned the oven on,”
“就几分钟 我肯定记得自己开了烤箱”
and then that thought vanishes in the winds
然后这个想法就随风而去
and hours later you wake up in the middle of the night
几个小时后在半夜你突然惊醒
and smell, like, burned cookies…
闻到了……烤焦的曲奇?
or burned house?
或者 着火的房子?
Don’t let that happen.
别让这种事情发生!
When you think to yourself, “I’ll remember to do this later,”
当你想“我会记得一会儿做这件事”
don’t believe that!
千万别相信!
Immediately stop what you’re doing
马上停下手头的事情
to take just a second and jot down or record a reminder to yourself.
然后花一秒钟写下或录下一个提醒
You can write as many reminders as you want
你想写多少提醒就写多少
whether that’s “disengage the parking brake before trying to drive”
无论是“开车前放下手刹”
or “eat breakfast before leaving the house”
还是“离开家之前吃早餐”
or “write this YouTube script that’s overdue.”
或者“去写这个拖了很久的YouTube脚本”
Just… hypothetically.
开个玩笑
Step 3: Technology is your friend.
第三步:科技是你的朋友
A ton of nifty tools exist nowadays to help you get through your day.
现在有很多超棒的工具可以帮你过好日子
Google Calendar is the oldie and goodie
谷歌日历很传统而且好用
and it can sync with your devices
并且它可以在设备间同步
so you can always quickly flip through to see
所以你总能快速地查看
what you’re supposed to be doing at a certain time.
某个时间自己应该做什么
If audio reminders better suit the way your brain works, that’s great!
如果你更习惯语音提醒 那就太好了!
Check out your preferred app store to find an audio reminder app
去你喜欢的应用市场里面找一个
that will let you record and play reminders.
能记录和播放提醒的语音提醒软件
You can also look around the internet and see what else might work best for you;
你也可以上网看看哪种方式最适合你
everything from Pinterest to Trello to Evernote
从Pinterest到Trello到Evernote
has useful features to offer
各有好用的功能
depending on what you’re trying to remember to get done.
这取决于你要记住的待办事项是什么
But honestly, the simplest solution is usually the best.
不过说实话 最简单的方法通常是最好的
Planners, made out of good ole notebook paper, can be really useful
老套的纸质笔记本就真的很管用
and offer the benefit of never needing a battery or wifi connection.
而且它的好处是 从不需要电或WiFi
They also work great in conjunction with a digital reminder
当它们和电子提醒一起用时也很好用
because if you’re writing down a reminder in more than one place
因为如果你把一个提醒写在好多地方
you’re even more likely to reinforce the memory in your brain.
你就可能会记得更牢
Step 4: Sleep well.
第四步:睡个好觉
Friends, it is hard to remember stuff if you’re tired.
朋友们 累的时候是很难记住事情的
I know this. I have a baby.
我知道这点 因为我有个宝宝
A buttload of studies have shown that even a little bit of sleep deprivation
许多研究表明 仅仅少睡一小会儿
reduces your cognitive abilities.
都会降低认知能力
So if you’re tired, adjust your expectations of yourself accordingly
所以如果你很累 请相应地调整对自己的期望
and try not to overcomplicate your schedule.
尽量不要过度安排你的日程
Step 5: Figure out your brain.
第五步:理解你的大脑
Only you can know what systems work best for keeping you organized.
只有你自己知道哪种系统 最能帮助你规划事情
It’s worth it to think about times that you’ve forgotten an important thing, and
以下方法值得一试 回想一下你忘了重要事情的情形
what conclusions you might draw from how that situation played out.
想想你能从中总结出什么
And if you’re really struggling to accomplish simple tasks and get through daily life
如果你完成简单任务和进行日常生活有困难
to the point where it’s affecting your job and personal relationships
已经达到影响工作和人际关系的程度
it might be worth it to see if a disorder like ADHD is at play.
你可能需要去看看是不是有多动症
We can’t tell you if that’s the case
我们没法帮你判断
but plenty of tools and quizzes online might help you decide
但网上有好多工具和问卷 或许能助你判定
if pursuing a diagnosis from professional could be helpful.
是否需要寻求专业人士的诊断了
But first, consider our next step.
但首先 看看我们下一个步骤
Step 6: Go easy on yourself if you’re learning new habits.
第六步: 如果你正在养成新习惯 要善待自己
It’s super common to go through phases where you’re consistently absent-minded.
如果你有段时间总是心不在焉 这是非常正常的
I recently put a diaper on my son.
最近有一次 我给我儿子穿尿布
He was already wearing a diaper.
但当时他已经穿着一个尿布了
So… it’s fine. It’s fine.
所以……这没什么 哈哈
Think about whether you’re sleep deprived
想想你是不是没有睡好
like we were just talking about
就像我们刚刚说到的那样
or if you’re moving around a lot, starting a new job
或者是否你正在忙各种事情 开始新的工作
or going through some other kind of big life transition.
或者正在经历生活的某种大转变
It doesn’t matter if you see other people around you
如果你看到你周围的人
who don’t seem to be having the same trouble
似乎没有和你相同的困扰 不必担忧
because you are not them!
因为你不是他们!
Keep doing your best, try to keep things simple
尽力把事情做好 试着将事情简化
and use all the reminder tools at your disposal.
利用好手头的各种提醒工具
You got this!
你能做到的!
Thanks for remembering to check out this video on How to Adult!
感谢大家观看《怎样成人》的这期栏目
As always, we would love to hear about your tips and tricks for remembering things.
我们很愿意听到你关于记东西的贴士和技巧
And if you’d like to support this show
如果你想要支持这个节目
consider checking us out on patreon at
记得在Patreon上点击我们
patreon.com/howtoadult.
网址: Patreon.com/howtoadult
Take Mittens to the vet next Friday! Aw Mittens. Are you okay?
下周五带Mittens去看兽医! Mittens 你还好吗?
Cookies aren’t going to be—
曲奇不会——
Aren’t gonna bake themselves… was what I thought I was going to say for some reason.
不会自己烘焙……这是我想说的
Write down the very specific task you need to do.
写下来你要做的非常具体的任务
Something vague like “talk to mom about Thanksgiving plans”
像“和妈妈讨论感恩节计划”这种不明确的任务
that’s vague, that’s easy to put off…
很模糊而且容易拖延
also clean the basement.
当然还有打扫地下室
Write this YouTube script that’s overdue—
去写这个拖了很久的YouTube脚本
completely hypothetically, A-a-ahh….
开个玩笑 哈哈哈
Okay, got it. Yeah. Yeah. Yep yep yep.
好啦!完成了!耶耶耶!
You can also look around the internet to see what might work best for you.
你可以去网上看看哪种工具最适合你
Everything from Pinterest to Trello to Evernote
从Pinterest到Trello到Evernote
has useful feathers… feathers-oo-offerrr
各有好用的功能
You can also look around the internet to see what work—frrrrr…
你也可以去网上看看什么更好用
Sometimes this might be using technology.
有时候可能会用到技术手段
Use a reminder or voice memos app on your phone…
在手机上下一个备忘或语音提醒软件
My butt was making noise.
我的屁股在发出声音

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