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Plus Minus Next Journaling in Roam Research: An Easy Method for Weekly Review

One of the best habits I picked up recently is doing a weekly review. I'd feel lost and agitated whenever I miss doing it. Instead, doing one primes me for the next week and allows me to learn from my mistakes and successes in the previous week. Everyone knows that

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Building a Habit Tracker in Roam Research

If you want your habits to stick, you need to track them. James Clear mentions habit tracking as one way to stick with your habits in his book, Atomic Habits. Making progress is satisfying, and visual measures—like moving paper clips or hairpins or marbles—provide clear evidence of your

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My Zettelkasten Journey: Understanding the Differences between Fleeting Notes, Literature Notes, Reference Notes, and Permanent Notes

One of the ideas I've always wanted to implement is the Zettelkasten or Smart Notes note-taking method. I was introduced to this idea in the book How To Take Smart Notes by Sonke Ahrens, and I've been spending a lot of time thinking about how I can implement it for

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How I use Roam Research to get my most important tasks done

Anthony Trollope is a ridiculously productive writer. After he released his first novel, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, two plays, and various articles and letters. His secret? Writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day “It had at this time become my custom,

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Best Free Resources to Learn Roam Research

Why is everyone crazy about this astrolabe note-taking app? I mean, they even have a cult! I didn’t get the hype back then. I thought of Roam as another note-taking app like Evernote and Notion. Boy, I was wrong. Roam is not a note-taking app. It’s a tool

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How to Use Templates in Roam Research

One way to be more efficient when using Roam is by using templates. I’ve been using the template feature for the past month, and it is useful when I’m doing repetitive tasks. Roam templates are little snippets what show up when you type a shortcut. You can put