Next time you are in a restaurant, notice how the waiter writes everything down. No matter if you are ordering just a single dish. You know why? Because his tip is at stake. In the worst-case scenario, his wage.
Students have their grades, careers, and what not at stake, and still laziness gets the best of them.
Not easier to convince students who are more into taking pictures of notes than to take the extra two minutes to write it down themselves.
Here is why not only students but everyone should start penning down.
No student should hesitate from writing notes for each and everything. Notes are crucial for most of what students do.
For a student trying to write an economics dissertation, what does he needs? Notes on his research. Before they put pen on paper to begin, he needs notes on what to look for and where to look for it.
Even if they are filtering out for the most suitable economics dissertation sample to get an idea in which direction to go, without notes on their dissertation topic, they might end up selecting the wrong sample, and compromising the quality of their work.
Students make mental notes and then it slips out of their minds. Everyone has experienced this, right? That is memory fatigue.
The mind keeps filtering out the information to keep a space for what it thinks is important to store. Mind and your priorities usually differ.
In these times of information overload, by writing, one can keep the track of things that require attention on a priority basis.
Goes a long way
Often students ask in classes, “Is Grammarly free for students”? No, it comes at the cost of your compromised writing skills.
This generation is looking for shortcuts. They want someone else to do their job. Grammarly is helpful to an extent. But one should always strive for writing skills so good that they do not need any software.
The habit of writing down everything will improve the quality of your work as a student, which will go with you for a long way.
In the words of Van Gogh, “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together”.
If one thinks he will get up in the morning and turn his life upside down, not happening. What one can do is to break down his goals in small steps. The only way to the goals is through these small steps.
Writing down these steps will always keep one focused on the next step, and seeing how far one is coming, will keep the motivation alive.
If you are planning to ace the month-end assignment. Break it down into small tasks for each day, wake up and see your tasks for that day, and go for it.
At the end of the day, tasks completed will not only help one sleep better but will also keep them motivated.
None can deny experiencing cringe and awkwardness while going through old messages. It becomes hard for people to accept that these were sent by them.
You know why? Because when they read messages later, they are in a different emotional state than they were at the time of sending these. That is having another perspective.
If you write down notes and your random thoughts, reading them there and then can give you that different perspective. It can help one to keep track of his emotions and mood.
Who will not like the album of their photographs captured by themselves? Your notebook can be your memories album, of your version. Or how about generations to come to have it as a novel with their great grandparent as the main character?
Over to You
Likely that all these reasons to make daily notes, and million others are not new for anyone. A lot of you know about these already. But as a famous quote goes, courage is not about knowing the path, it’s about taking the first step.
You have to push yourself for it.
Write down regularly for a month on a trial basis. Once you get a hold of it and notice the difference it creates, you will not let it go, ever.