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.