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If you’re anything like us, you’re absolutely rubbish at remembering holidays, anniversaries, doctors’ appointments, and… well… let’s be frank. We’re just rubbish at remembering anything, there’s just so much going on in today’s busy world that we can’t possibly keep track of it all! This, unfortunately, results in us having to apologize to people for missed appointments and parties, and I Forgot Day is your opportunity to get a jump on all the apologizing you’ll have to do for the year, and make up for things already forgotten.

History of I Forgot Day

We’d tell you what the origin of I Forgot Day is, but we seem to have forgotten. In fact, it was probably forgetting something that made the original creator develop yet another day he’d inevitably forget in the future. That being said, it still created a fantastic opportunity for those of us who are chronically forgetful and creates an opportunity to change that in the future. On I Forgot Day, it’s time for you to put an end to your forgetfulness, and instead organize it so that your calendar will help you not forget.

There’s a lot of things that contribute to forgetfulness, including stress (which of course just leads to more stress), poor diet, and illness. One of the most unusual actually involves walking through a door, there is reason to believe that your brain perceives the world as a sort of series of ‘scenes’ or ‘frames’, and passing through the door causes it to dump all information from the previous room as largely unimportant. Sounds farfetched, but fascinating!

How to Celebrate I Forgot Day

The whole purpose of I Forgot Day is to make amends for those things you’ve forgotten, admit it to the people who have been affected by your forgetting, and ensure that they know that you still appreciate them. This can be done most effectively by writing a special apology note indicating that you’re absolutely mortified that you forgot their birthday or other special occasion.

Everyone has a smartphone these days (And if you don’t, we don’t want to talk to you), and all of those smart phones have built in calendar apps. By putting all of the things you’ve forgotten into your calendar, and set up reminders for the future to prevent you from forgetting them again.

I Forgot Day is an important chance to set things right and make sure the next year is full of a few less “I’m sorry, I forgot” days than the previous one.