After a gym session the other day I had planned to go past the library and pick up an item I’d been looking forward to. I arrived, collected the book, and was ready to check out at the self service when I realised that I’d forgotten my library card. Doh!
I went to the Help Desk and asked if it was possible for them to check it out for me by using my licence details. The librarian noticed that this wasn’t the first time I’d done this which led to an interesting discussion around patterns and observations of one’s self.
My pattern is that I more often than not combine library pick ups with gym sessions as they are close to each other. However, I was still keeping my library card in my main wallet. Realising that my library card is of better use in my gym bag, the moment I got home I popped my card into my gym bag. This has greatly improved my library track record!
Observing your patterns and tweaking for better results is the key to being organised. It’s a much healthier perspective as well, to be curious about yourself and your patterns instead of associating trip ups, similar to mine above, as failing.
On that note, I ask you to observe yourself and to see if any patterns start to interest you and then come back and share!