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🌲 My favorite productivity app that isn't a productivity app

Old, simple tools are often still useful, especially when paired with a practice of frequent check-ins with your goals and mental state.

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🌲Using Obsidian for Teaching?

For the most part, my teaching notes are very simple and low-tech. But Obsidian was helpful when I was allowed to use it.

🌲Using Obsidian for Teaching?
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👩‍🏫 Cartography for Worldbuilders

Map generation & usage

👩‍🏫 Cartography for Worldbuilders
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🌲The Konik Method for Making Useful Notes

How to make notes for reference, not self-improvement: A practical guide to messy notes meant to be used, not admired.

🌲The Konik Method for Making Useful Notes
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🌲 Using RSS to curate opportunities

I divide my RSS feed according to how I can interact with the articles, how far along I am with processing the information, and how I think I can use them later.

🌲 Using RSS to curate opportunities
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🌲 Don't Minimize Difficulty

Easy in the eye of the beholder. But also, sometimes things really are easier than we think, if we just give them a chance.

🌲 Don't Minimize Difficulty
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🌲 Pretty vs. Practical: Shortcuts for Finding the Middle Ground

Aligning with our preferred designs is critical for functioning, but it's okay to take shortcuts when customizing.

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🌲When Themed Logs are More Useful than Daily Notes

I group information by purpose, not chronology. This method allows for more focus, easier retrieval, and less context switching.

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🌲 On notes bound by time and location

Be specific. Be aware of your biases. Break down information into its component parts for easier remixing. Above all; keep track of your sources.

🌲 On notes bound by time and location
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🌲 Am I Qualified To Give Advice? What advice?

My top advice when teaching people how to take notes: start with what you know & pay attention to how you fail.

🌲 Am I Qualified To Give Advice? What advice?