I try to take out meat for the next night before I start cooking for the present night. It thaws on the counter til bedtime, then goes in the refrig. Sometimes I still need to thaw it a little more in the microwave for it to be cookable the next evening.
Would putting up a note to yourself where you can't miss it be helpful? On yer pillow? or the bathroom mirror? Just until you get in the habit.
I still forget, and thank God for the microwave. Steak I will thaw in the micro half a pound setting at a time, then give it 10 or so min for the heat
to redistribute, before nuking again for half a pound setting if it needs it.