I had a brilliant idea of what to write for this week's intro... but then I had to jump into a work meeting and I forgot to write it down. Now, I'm stumped. The idea has flittered away and no amount of trying to get it back is working.
I hate it when I lose a thought or task I need to work on. I'll walk back to the spot in a room where I had it to see if I can jog my memory. I'll reopen the browser tab that was on the screen when the to-do popped into my brain. I'll retrace my day to try to jostle the moment back into recognition.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
The most successful attempts to get ideas back occur when I literally speak out loud what I was doing when I had the thought. I've even repeated gestures and movements to try to get myself back to the moment. Nothing worked this week. That'll teach me to send more emails to myself as reminders. (Although the last email reminder I sent myself just said "pen blocks" and I have no idea what that means.)
What do you do when you're trying to get a lost idea back?