I often catch myself trying to recall a random idea that occurred to me during the course of the day. And I promise myself that I’ll work on it later.
It’s 9 AM next day, KA-BOOM I realise that I don’t even remember the trace of the idea, the train of thoughts or anything remotely related to what I was thinking.
I overcome this with a simple hack
Write everything down. However stupid or trivial the idea is. Write the keywords connected to the idea.
Because we always overestimate our ability to remember things. I rather use my energy to process information, than store information.