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Better living through daily notes: 5 tips for note taking

Use these tips to kick-start or improve your daily note-taking.

Published : January 18, 2023

Author : Sam Baldwin

There is a growing movement of people who are becoming more organized and more productive through taking daily notes. 

It’s a great way to start your day and provides structure to work projects and life in general. When tasks, meetings, and events are written down, it is much easier to keep track of what needs to be done. This can help with managing your time efficiently and staying organized.

Taking daily notes can also be a great way to boost productivity. Taking notes during meetings, lectures and conversations can help with recalling important information. Also, writing down goals and objectives can help to remind people of what needs to be done, inspiring them to take the necessary steps to achieve them.

Daily notes are also a great way to save your ideas and thoughts. Whether it’s a project, a business idea or something entirely new, making a quick note can help record it for future reference. Use these tips below to kick-start or improve your daily note-taking.

1. Use A Great Note-Taking Tool

There are plenty of excellent note-taking apps and tools that make daily note-taking quick and easy. You can use Craft’s free daily note template to quickly get started.

Craft's daily notes template
Use Craft's free daily notes template to get started

2. Start Simple

Focus on creating simple, organized notes that are easy to review and reference. Use bullet points, lists, and high-level information. You can then link out to more information.

3. Set Priorities

Once you have penned some ideas - for example your ‘to-do list’, decide which are most important and arrange them in priority order. This will help you focus on the most vital tasks first, and avoid you wasting time on less important (though perhaps more enjoyable!) things.

4. Use Visuals

Make use of diagrams, graphics, and illustrations to visually capture your ideas and concepts. With Craft, it’s easy to add in pictures and links to relevant resources.

5. Keep Consistent

Develop a routine and schedule for taking notes so the process becomes second nature. This could include taking notes at regular intervals, like before and after meetings. Or making your daily notes each evening - and planning out what you want to achieve the following day.

Summary

Taking daily notes is a beneficial habit that can help with organization, productivity, and success. To make the most of it, it’s important to focus on creating simple, organized notes and to decide which tasks are most important before penning ideas down. 

Additionally, write notes in a natural way and use visuals to capture ideas. Lastly, be consistent and develop a routine for taking notes. By taking these steps, people can make the most of taking daily notes and reap the rewards that come along with it.

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