Made in Spare Time

📖Building My Second Brain

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the concept of a “second brain” - an external system for storing and organizing all the information that our brains simply can’t hold on to.

I was intrigued by the idea, and decided to try building my own second brain while I’ve been reading Tiago Forte’s book, Building a Second Brain.

This inspired me to look into some of the popular notetaking software options. I finally settled on Evernote, which seemed to be the most user-friendly and robust option.

I’ve been using Evernote for about a week now, and I’m really liking it. It’s easy to use and it has a ton of features that I’ve found to be quite useful like the Evernnote Web Clipper extension.

I’m still in the process of transferring all of my information into my new second brain, but I’m already feeling more organized and productive.

An interesting thing about this “Second Brain” approach is collecting notes with a “curator’s” eye instead of just saving every piece of interesting material I find. This curation process feels very satisfying, and I can see how this will help me with being able to quickly find relevant information in the future instead of just looking into a mess of documents.

Overall, I’m really happy with my decision to build a second brain so far. I would recommend it to anyone who feels like they could use a little help staying organized and keeping track of all the information they come across.