Less than 100 notes and already feeling overwhelmed: I need help! :-D
I've been getting around the Zettelkasten method for about 2 years, but never dove in.
Now I did, and after less than 100 notes I already feel overwhelmed: when I create a new atomic note, I barely remember where to attach it (the advice is when you create a new note you should attach it to a previous one, is it?).
I don't remember the chains of thoughts, and I spend lot of time navigating my Second Brain in order to find the right note.
I've tried several formats.
- I've tried a file per each note and numbering it, such as 1.a, 1.a1, 2.a, and so on, but soon all the notes appeared the same to me, and I found hard to detect the paths of the notes
- So I've tried a single outline (see the screenshot) because I'm a visual person, hoping to have a visual clue of the structure of the chains of thoughts, but again I feel confused when I see all of those lines.
Furthermore, I need a fast way to insert the new note into the System, because I have no time to get the extra hour each day in order to review the notes (I'm always on the rush).
It results in dozens of notes laying there in the Limbo of the notes that aren't (and maybe will never be) processed.
I also tried a kind of PARA method, thinking of the opportunistic strategy, but I fear I'll have difficulties when searching for older notes.
Any advice is accepted.
PS: a screenshot of the outline...