Externalizing a thought frees the mind to move onto more important considerations.
This fact is useful in a number of contexts:
- Task management 0A0.
- Anxiety management 0A1.
- Focus management 0A2.
- Punting ideas/editing 0A3.
- Forgetting: Signal vs noise 0A4.
- Developing complex ideas 0G1F0D2.
The mind must trust the system of record for this to work. This approach works because it enables recall in a more fitting context via their external systems.