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001 – Why
Inspired by Dr. Sönke Ahrens, I have rethought the relationship between writing and understanding. I used to write essays reluctantly in school. Sometimes it’s because of the topics, other times it’s about self-management. The tendency of running behind deadlines didn’t bring such good memory about writing to me.
After reading Dr. Ahrens’ book, How to Take Smart Notes, I paid more attention to my writing/note-taking process and tried to make writing as less taxing as I can. At least for now, the process from writing to thinking to understanding, and again to writing, is like a reinforcing feedback loop that leads me to a better learning journey.
Starting from March 2022, I aim to reflect on my learnings in this newsletter and turn them into bite-sized musings. To give just some subject examples: design system, user experience design, self-improvement, productivity. I hope to see my growth in this publication as I collect and curate my pieces of small reflections and connect them.
In each article, you can expect to see three sections:
Some musings that you may find relatable
One great moment with a tool
One song that I hope to make your day
Talk to you soon 🍻
- Chien from Minimal Musings