Reminders and Presence

The more complex and dynamic life becomes, the more things to remember churn in the background of our consciousness until they get sufficiently irrelevant, scheduled or completed. Until they become irrelevant, scheduled or completed, they sustain the kind of noisy distractions that reduces our capacity for being present.

We significantly reduce these noisy distractions be turning any of them into scheduled reminders on apps or paper. Our mind becomes more present the more it realizes there is a dizzying swirl of things it no longer has to remember because the app or paper does that remotely. We automatically grow our capacity for presence.