If you are someone who never runs out of new ideas but has a hard time organizing ideas and keeping track of them, here are five quick tips to help you preserve those random ideas you seem to get every other day.
1. Write it Down Immediately
Yes. Write down the idea immediately when you get it. Just one or two words that should help you remember them later. Also, you might want to carry a small notebook (one which fits in the wallet) and a pen in case you are on the move frequently.
2. Save it On Your Cellphone
Another way to keep track of ideas is to quickly save it on your mobile phone and set a reminder so that you can enter it on your computer when you reach home.
3. Use a Tool Like Evernote
When it comes to organizing random thoughts and ideas, Evernote, which is multi-platform and feature-rich is probably your best bet (or may be another tool you love…point is you need something to organize them).
4. Add It to Your To-Do List
If you are a fan of to-do lists, adding the idea as a to-do without a deadline is also an option. That’d help you keep a track of things you want to try in the near future.
5. Is the Idea Worth the Effort?
If you seem to get too many ideas, it’s time to take a step back and think about them. Not each of them is useful enough to be reminded of later.
So, how do you remember and organize your ideas?
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