Have you ever gotten up off the couch when a commercial comes on and headed into another room to do something only to foget halfway into the next room what you got up to do? Then, somehow during the process of trying to remember what you got up to do, you completely forgot even what room you were heading to. So then you find yourself wandering from room to room looking at random objects hoping to trigger something to remind you why the hell you got up. Eventually you have to give up because the commercial is almost over and you really don't want to miss any of whatever movie you were watching (at this point you forgot what movie you were watching, but you do remember that you were really into it and don't want to miss any of it). So you sit back down on the couch feeling confused and frustrated. The movie starts again and you remember why you didn't want to miss any of it (especially this pivotal part). As soon as this happens, you remember why you got up before. So now you are faced with the decision of having to miss three minutes of the movie to do this thing, or face the very likely risk that by time the next 13 minutes pass before the next set of commercials come on you will forget it again. Has this ever happened to you? This place is where I live most of my life, and despite many years of effort, it never gets any better. I have a few things that I do for specific scenarios like this (such as keeping a pen and index cards near the couch so I can write what it is I want to do in 13 minutes) but the problem itself never goes away. Any advice?