I went running with my son. I'm a lot faster than he is—unless he uses a bike. Then I'm the slow one. Steve Jobs made famous the idea that a computer is like a bicycle for your mind.
I've sometimes made tools that help. Although it may take me some time initially, I feel like it saves time in the long run.
For example, while with the military working on confidential projects, we needed a 16 digit password...that needed to be changed every 90 days. Needed uppercase, lowercase, number, etc.
So I created a grid using the 26 letters of the alphabet. Each letter than had 4 random characters in that box. I shared that with my team. Now they could leave this chart in a public area and pick any 4 letter word that would give them a random 16 digit password.
From literally years of experience...it's a lot easier to remember a 4 letter word vs. a 16 digit random jumble of characters.
I still use that to this day