We've all been there. Sitting on the couch, eating ice cream and potato chips, watching the latest sitcom and trying to ignore that niggling feeling that you were supposed to do something today. It usually comes at the most inopportune time, the sense of immediate shock and betrayal hitting you like a bag of rocks. Whether it is your friend calling from a restaurant with cold appetizers on the table, or your doctor waiting to go over results of a blood test, you remember, reschedule and then the entire process sucks you in and happens all over again.
Well, you are not alone. In the past week, 39% of Americans have forgotten one basic piece of information or lost one everyday item daily. Ever misplace your keys? If the answer is yes, then you are part of the 14% of young people who struggle to remember, along with the 15% of people between the ages of 18-34 who forget what day it is.
So what can you do? Write down your events! There's power and clarity in writing down your engagements or requesting appointment reminder postcards.
These reminder cards are extremely effective, as they are delivered through the mail. Who doesn't enjoy getting snail mail in this day in age? About half of mail is retained for future reference, with 98% of consumers bringing in their mail the day it is delivered. And it is well received -- 70% of Americans believe mail to be personal than the Internet. Since doctors are very busy people and cannot necessarily call their patients, what is more of a personal touch than getting reminder cards from them in the mail?
Make sure not to forget your furry friends! If you are one of the 63% of Americans who own a pet, don't ignore the fact your fluffy friend needs to go to the doctor too! Because your pet cannot speak and tell you it needs its shots, veterinary reminder postcards are extremely beneficial. Veterinarians enjoy sending mail, so come to expect veterinary welcome cards, holiday cards, and in sadder cases, personalized sympathy cards.
Take a clue from your doctors and set written reminder cards around your house so you do not forget events and appointments!