Forget me not – Brit’s forget up to five things each day

Forgot to put the bins out, to close the garage door or to send your mum a birthday card? Apparently you are not the only one, with the average person forgetting up to five things each day.

A recent study has revealed that five tasks or facts slip our minds during the course of a typical day.

The poll, which was commissioned by Avery Office and Consumer Products, found that of the 2,000 individuals they surveyed, a quarter felt they were expected to remember too much and a fifth said there weren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done.

Addition notable findings included the following:

  • Over 50% said they forgot things more frequently as they aged.
  • One in five forgot important passwords.
  • One quarter forgot to charge their mobile phone.
  • 12 per cent forgot to turn their alarm clock off at the weekend.
  • Seven out of ten said they had become reliant on to-do lists to help them keep track of what they should be doing.

At the top of the list of the most forgotten came returning peoples phone calls, replying to emails and forgetting peoples names. Followed by forgetting to send birthday cards, to charge mobile phones, and to take meat out of the freezer for dinner.

With such busy lives and long working hours it is no surprise we have become a nation of forgetters. With the situation usually becoming more complicated when we try to correct our previous mistakes.

Greg Corbett from the Avery Office and Consumer Products commented that the more we can do in order to simplify peoples daily lives, the better we will all feel and the less mistakes we will all make.

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