If you’re like me, you rarely actually have to recite the phone numbers you need the most because they’re so conveniently programmed in your cell phone. I even have to look up my own number when handing it out because I frequently forget it (since, you know, I never call myself). It’s just so easy to grab the phone, hit the phone list and tap my husband’s icon, and never pay attention to his number.
Why You Should Learn your Phone Numbers By Heart
So when the day came, not long ago, that my cell phone wasn’t charged (which is a topic all on its own), and I really needed to reach him for something important, I had no idea of what his number was. I could remember a couple of the digits, but not all. He’d recently had to get a new phone and number, and I had never taken the time to memorize it.
Thankfully, it was something that was not an emergency, but it was important. So we both realized we needed to have a list in our wallets. We already have one in our kids’ wallets in case they ever need them but had never bothered to do it for ourselves.
Make sure you have some way of getting a hold of those most important people in your life (including insurance companies, doctors, etc.) by having a small piece of paper in your wallet or bag that contains those numbers… just in case.
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Emily as an MFA in creative writing and a strong passion for cooking! She started trying out her mother’s recipes from a very young age, turning the time she spent in the kitchen into a career. She will soon publish her very first cookbook, and in her free time, Emily contributes to our blog with resources for all our readers, whether beginners or advanced chefs.