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I Forgot Day ~ July 2

July 2, 2021

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National I Forgot Day

National I Forgot Day takes place on July 2nd every year.


Have you ever walked out of a room to do something and completely forgot in those few seconds what you left the room for?  This has happened to everyone and researchers believe there is a reason for this.  When you walk through a door or otherwise transition the scenery it triggers your brain to discard previous information as no longer needed.  This may well be a remnant of our ancient ancestors who lived more in the moment as they needed to always be on the lookout for danger.  Today this is no longer the case, and we are stuck walking back into that first room just so we can remember exactly what we needed in the first place.  Thanks, brain, but I still needed that information.

Walking out of a room is not the only thing that causes us to forget, however, we forget for many reasons.  Sometimes it is an overload of information.  Other times it is just that we are thinking about other things. Sometimes there is a medical reason or it could be as simple as age.  We write things down and set alarms for a reason.  We just have to remember to read our notes or what exactly we set that alarm for in the first place.

Gaye Anderson from DeMotte, IN created I Forgot Day.  She did this because she was having a lot of trouble remembering things and wanted a day to give herself and others a day to give themselves a break from the quilt and pressure of dealing with forgotten things.  When did she come up with this awesome holiday?  She forgets…


How to Celebrate I Forgot Day

Celebrating I Forgot Day is the perfect day to acknowledge those birthdays you have forgotten and let those you care about know you are thinking of them.  Send out a card or make a phone call.  Take the time to tackle those tasks you forgot to do at the time.

What to Watch on National I Forgot Day

What to Buy on I Forgot Day

If you have trouble remembering things, here are a few items that may help you keep you on point.

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World UFO Day

International Cherry Pit Spitting Day

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July 2, 2021
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