A problem that I have faced for years is remembering birthdays of loved ones.
Often, I found myself only remembering the birthday after the date had passed, and I would end up sending the loved one belated birthday wishes.
I know there are other solutions available on the internet but all those that I found involved signing up for an account and remembering a new password.
It would also mean I would run the risk of compromising the privacy of my loved ones by disclosing such information about them to these third party websites.
A much older colleague taught me a less risky way to remember the birthdays of loved ones some months ago.
She encouraged me to indicate the day and month of the birthday after the name of my loved one in the address book of my mobile phone.
For example, where it used to be "Gavin", it is now "Gavin 6 Mar".
My colleague said it would serve as a reminder every time I contact this person. I have tried this for the last 3 months.
I find myself more promptly wishing my loved ones on their respective birthdays, and I now have something useful to do when I am commuting on public transport!