To learn new routines, I generally write them down for about a month. By then, I remember them pretty well. If there is a reason why I won't remember (say, when I was sleep-deprived with an infant and had to pack a diaper bag), I'll keep using the checklist, but for true daily stuff with no special circumstances, I just write down the checklist until I memorize it.
But I am struggling with my daily routine of packing up the kids for the next day. I don't know why I'm having so much trouble. After school, they do homework, I supervise chores, and I set out a snack, a water bottle, and clothes for the next day. It's nothing fancy, so I keep telling myself that I will remember to do this stuff daily.
I am a liar. I am not going to do all five steps. I will forget something. I wouldn't have, at 22, but at 39...
I needed to see the routine every day, but I didn't want to copy it week-to-week.
So I dedicated the very bottom of my page marker to the daily routine.
A little bitty change from a sticky note on the page, but it works much better!