pretend to keep track of the times you forgot something over the last week. Examples include: forgetting names, repetitively checking that you did something, déjà vu, the feeling of knowing but being unable to fully recall some piece of information, missing appointments, forgetting dreams, forgetting some event from childhood, forgetting places or routes to those places, etc.
As soon as you realize that you have forgotten something, write down
the situation in which the forgetting occurred (what you were doing at the time);
cognitive distractions at the time that you forgot something; and
how you know that you forgot something.
How focused was your attention at the time you encoded the information that you tried to remember but ended up forgetting? Were there distractions going on around you then?