Martine Ellis
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Ep. 274: The Deep Life Stack v2.0

Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Using a working memory.txt file for offloading tasks

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Using a working memory.txt file is a useful digital tool to offload tasks from the brain temporarily. It allows for adding notes, dates, creating task lists, and copying text. However, it should be cleared down to empty regularly as it is not a storage or planning system. It is recommended to have separate systems for keeping track of obligations, appointments, and plans. The working memory.txt file should be seen as a temporary resource that gets refreshed at the end of every day.

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