Write stuff down
This is what solid, good, simple advice gets: A nod. And then it gets to be forgotten.
This is advice I received multiple times from many people I respect:
Write. Stuff. Down.
Then I would nod and not do it. Writing stuff down is effort. And the value is not immediate.
So I started with making lists.
Lists of people I want to talk to again.
Courses I want to do.
Books I want to read.
Food I want to make.
And forgot them.
Now I keep on being delighted when I go back to those lists and find that I have done so many things on them.
Writing stuff down makes stuff happen. It is that simple.