Check the sidebars on the left and right.
Click all buttons (monkey test).
See what happens.
These are enough:
- Periodic Notes
Select today’s date on the calendar.
Play with your daily note:
- Write down your to-do list for the day.
- Format it by creating different sections using headings, for example.
Create a new note from your daily note using a link (symbols “[]”).
Find out how you can switch from your new note to your daily note.
It works both ways!
Remember: folders isolate things.
Create as few as possible.
- Newspapers. To store your daily notes.
- Models. To store your models.
Understand that you can create tag hierarchies: parent-child relationships.
For me, this is essential.
It allows you to use “tags” in different ways.
Examples of parent tags:
- Fleeting. To identify whatever comes to mind.
- Reference. To identify the type of source.
- Status. To identify the status.
- To do. To identify the type of tasks.
Based on these parents, you create the children below them.
Example of child tags for “Status”:
- To develop
Start using tags in your notes. See what happens in the left sidebar when you select one of them in the right sidebar.
The speed starts showing up in your PKM.
Learn how to use queries and later the Dataview plugin.
It’s one of the most powerful (and easy to use) tools on Obsidian.
This is what keeps other note-taking tools away.
It’s what allows you to go from a simple “thinking system” to an “action system”, being able to manage goals, projects, tasks and tasks in the same application.
Improve your GUI and UX. Recommendation: minimal theme. Make it even better by installing the Style Settings plugin.
Turn Obsidian into an Outliner: Outliner + Zoom + Indentation Guides plugins.
Warning: try to minimize the number of installed plugins. It can become a deep rabbit hole that takes you nowhere.