Note-Taking Liberates You from Your Moods

Note-taking allows you to separate your current mood from the idea you want to capture. If you have a commitment to write at a certain time, in a certain context, you are slave to the context. You might not feel like writing, you might have no ideas, you might want to do something else. And, since you are human, aren’t you, you are profoundly affected by that context.

Note-taking, instead, allows you to capture the essence of your thoughts, observations and considerations and store them. If you deem it meaningful you can still save the mood of the time you took that note, but it would become a record, like many others you can have. And you can choose, when it’s finally time to write, if you want on the spur of the moment or if you want to carefully select your idea from the catalogue.

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