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Taking note

Taking notes as part of planning
Notebook and pen on a desk
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Keep note of all of the problems you’ve encountered in the last month, and from now on. You’ll be amazed how many problems there are waiting for a solution!

Carry a notepad, or use online tools like Evernote or Google Docs to store these problems. There are so many ways that you can capture your train of thought without having to overthink or ‘filter’ your notes. Some people train Siri on their phone to add any things that occur whilst out and about, or when at home trying to do several things at once. Think about where you tend to have ideas, and when you are at your most creative and imaginative.

It’s important at this stage to write/note down everything. Filtering and editing happens later. Take the first thought and stop there. Sure, the problem might be too big to tackle and require lots of investment or skills you don’t have, but don’t let that put you off yet.

Over to you

Do you have any tips about how to record them, or organise your thoughts?

Leave a comment below and share the problems you’ve encountered with other learners.

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