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What is DoRemember?

DoRemember is a productivity and wellness framework which helps you keeps track of your life. DoRemember helps you be more mindful of your thoughts and emotions while taking actions towards your goals.

The main goal is to capture thoughts and ideas at the moment and reflect on them later. Capturing thoughts for later lets you clear your head without losing track of the present moment.

Here is how DoRemember works:

Step 1: Capture your thought

You don’t have to be creative, just write the thought down as if you are writing a note to self. This needs to short and precise because the less you write, the more clearly you are able to understand that thought. It can be just 3 words or 3 lines but don’t go beyond that otherwise it becomes a scattered idea. It is also okay if your writing is abstract as long as you think you will be able to understand it a month or two later.

Step 2: Pick an emotion that the thought makes you feel

DoRemember allows you to categorize your thoughts into 7 emotions.  Make sure to just pick one emotion and attach it with the thought. It is more about finding the dominant emotion not the group of emotions. This helps you experience emotions with a clearer perspective and not a combination of multiple feelings and emotions.

  1. Joy
    Joy comprises feeling happy, being content and experiencing peace, harmony, and satisfaction. Being joyful indicates a show of pleasure or delight, along with rejoicing. Experiencing joy could range from achieving success to observing miracles, from being kind and forgiving to sharing happiness and love with others.
    Related emotions: Happiness, Contentment, Satisfaction, Delight, Love Peaceful.
  2. Hope
    Hope is a positive emotion, bringing optimism for the future. It is an expectation of a desired event to occur. Hope can also be viewed as a positive motivational state which is based on an individual’s sense of a successful goal and the plans one has to meet those goals. Hope arises when one is confident and is able to see goal attainment in the future.
    Related emotions: Optimism, Motivation, Success, Confidence, Wishful anticipation.
  3. Surprise
    Surprise is an emotional state usually experienced due to an unexpected event. It can cause one to feel amazed or in wonder. Surprise is also exhibited when there is gap between one’s assumptions and the reality of situations and can also be felt when expectations are not met.
    Related emotions: Amazed, Astonished, Awe, Discover, Idea
  4. Gratitude
    Gratitude expresses being thankful or showing appreciation. There is usually also a sense of obligation to the person or situation or event one is grateful for. Being grateful comes in response to receiving kindness or benefits and feeling happy and blessed due to this.
    Related emotions: Appreciation, Thankful, Approval, Goodwill, Warmth, Obligation, Blessed, Recognized.
  5. Anxiety
    Anxiety relates to strong and unpleasant feelings, including being nervous, distressed, worried or apprehensive. It is indicated by an unpleasant state of turmoil and feelings of dread based on anticipation. Being anxious is a normal reaction to stressful situations but if it becomes excessive it can cause one to being prone to anxiety disorders.
    Related emotions: Worry, Nervous, Distressed, Apprehension, Heaviness, Turmoil, Dread.
  6. Anger
    Anger is an emotion aroused by a sense of wrong, whether justified or not. It manifests when one believes someone has behaved in an unfair, cruel, or unacceptable way and the experience can range from mild irritation to frustration or violent rage. It can constitute of annoyance, extreme displeasure, indignation, or hostility. Anger isn’t always bad, it is a natural human emotion, but needs to be handled appropriately.
    Related emotions: Annoyed, Displeasure, Outrage, Rage, Resentment, Violent, Indignant, Furious.
  7. Sad
    Sadness is the emotional feeling of gloom, dejection or melancholy that is experienced after an unhappy event. It is  one of the basic emotions and is a natural response to situations involving psychological, emotional, and/or physical pain. Sadness usually results when desires are unfulfilled or when one experiences loss of moments or connections that bring joy.
    Related emotions: Grief, Sorrow, Pain, Misery, Dejection, Despair, Displeasure, Dissatisfaction, Mournful, Gloomy.

Step 3: Rate the intensity of the emotion

Rate the intensity of the emotion between the range of 1 – 10, 1 being the lowest intensity and 10 being the highest. Rating your emotions will help you declutter your head from thoughts and emotions that are taking space in your head but are not very important.

Step 4: Work or Personal

Now pick whether the thought belonged to your personal or work life? Here also, make sure to pick one as it helps in keeping work and personal thoughts separate. This will help you identify if thoughts about work are taking up your personal time and vice versa. It will also help in breaking down your thoughts if work and personal thoughts overlap. In the long run, this can give you an idea about how you are balancing your work and personal life and where you are focusing more and less.

Step 5: Do

Once the thought is captured and you feel that you can act on that thought, create a todo or todo list right next to it. This helps you take actions on your thoughts and keep track of how you process thoughts and what drives you to take actions.

Step 6: Remember

There will be thoughts which are part of an experience or an event that you would like to remember. In Remember, you expand a thought and write a note, like a diary entry or just notes on the idea.

Step 7: Just a thought

It is not necessary to expand every thought into Do or Remember. Some thoughts are just thoughts, they are your log of the day, the things you would remember the day for. This allows you to be more expressive with your thoughts and emotions. These thoughts also help you reflect back on recent days and figure out what is pushing you forward or what is keeping you down.

Step 8: Goals and visions in your life

Having long and short-term goals is an effective way to live a happy and fulfilled life. Create a list of goals that you want to achieve and have them at quick access, so you can easily have a glance at them at any moment of your day.

As you are keeping a log of your thoughts, having this list will help you keep a check on what is presiding your thoughts and stopping you from achieving your goals or thinking or acting on them.

With DoRemember you are automatically organizing our thoughts and ideas based on how they are making you feel and how important they are to you. The top level of thought’s organization is work and personal, helping you gain effective balance and perspective on which part of your life is dominating. DoRemember is like talking to yourself with a chat history you can quickly search any time in your life.

Our mission as a company

As a company, DoRemember Innovation Lab’s mission is to improve the mental wellbeing and productivity of people with the help of technology. We are backed by Psychology research and building tools that will help you stay productively effective, mindful, and happy in your personal life and work.

We are expanding DoRemember framework by helping you apply it using it as a notebook or a note-taking application of your choice and we are also working on DoRemember app. If you like the framework and would like to try it out, it will be great if you can leave your email below and we will keep you updated with the progress we are making.