Tired of hearing all about Second Brain / PKM and still got no clue what to actually use it for? Here’s Three No-Bullshit Use Cases on where a Digital Support System makes sense.

Explore your Personality & Achieve Emotional Wellbeing

The mental health benefits that Journaling yields are through the roof. Need I say any more?

Here’s the Process:

  • Keep a daily journal
  • Write with a focus on your emotional wellbeing
  • Establish a Reflection Process
  • Regularly introspect on your goals, progress and the path you’re headed

Ace Your Exams with Obsidian: The Ultimate Organizing Tool for University Notes

I just survived Exam week. And let me tell you. The small bit of prior work paid of well.

Here’s three insights:

  • Keep track of important Blips the Lecturer says
  • Keep a Note of Exam topics. Use Bullet Points to measure your learning progress
  • This prevents procrastination since you already have everything laid out to start learning

Accelerate Your Research Journey: The PHD Student’s Guide to Utilizing Obsidian

When the time comes to writing your thesis, this will greatly aid you in connecting the dots.

Here’s the Method:

  • Manage & Annotate Research Papers in Zotero
  • Distill, Disect & Connect Ideas to other Papers to help you connect the dots.
  • Use Higher Ordered Notes to Map out Overarching Concepts from different Papers
  • Use Obsidian as a writing playground
  • Checkout this example Vault that implements the above: https://github.com/rlaker/Obsidian-for-Academia

This is just the tipp of the Iceberg on how to utilize digital notes to become an asset to your life. There are D&D Game Masters using Obsidian for World Building. I started using Obsidian to manage my public website (Using Quartz: https://quartz.jzhao.xyz/). And the list goes on.

Hopefully this gave you some ideas on what to use PKM tools for.

First published on Typeshare