If you haven’t got some already, you probably have one on your to-do-list. We all need #checklists. ✔️
These can be physical lists of things to pack or do, or simply lists you have in you head. I have lists of things I need to do, or get done, before my next trip.
In regards to more routine tasks (like hitching up the trailer), that list is in my head – well supported by a thing call muscle memory (Google it). It’s this muscle memory and brain memory (I’ll call it) that is more important than we think. That’s why it’s also important that, when you start on such an unwritten ‘checklist’, you finish it. If you leave a set routine because you’re distracted by a shiny thing or by someone distracting you in conversation etc – that is when your muscle memory and the ol’ brainbox 🧠 tend to fail you.
This is when you forget to connect the chains on the hitch or the 7-pin plug. So, if you start a simple, but important, task – be sure to finish it. If you do have to stop part way, think of using some sort of obvious prompt to remind you. Or… is that another checklist?