Thank you for the response. I’ve given checklists a try in the past and found them useful then; my problem has been that I don’t remember/think to draw up new ones. The obvious solution to that is obvious, so I set a repeating alarm on my phone to remind me. Whenever it goes off I’ll draw up a to-do list for the day, even a short one.
If I hadn’t had to explain why it was to-do lists hadn’t worked for me in the past, I wouldn’t have thought of the obvious solution (though, time will tell how well it works—I only just now set the alarm), so many thanks for replying to me and writing up such a long and thoughtful list of things which worked for you.
What if you made a daily checklist? :-) I like to make a checklist when I wake up every day. After a week or two, it just becomes habit! And an alarm would fit into that perfectly :D