I like to take notes both on paper and digital. I’m experimenting with symbols to make them easier to scan and communicate additional meaning. The symbols need to be easy to draw and the analog and digital versions must be comparable. My current list looks like this:
Something I want to achieve that typical requires multiple actions to be completed.
Something that can be done. I try to use the format action verb + activity + purpose + due date.
An idea or thought I had that I will probably revisit at a later time.
Something that I observed that could be relevant for myself in the future.
I should pay attention to that since chances are high that it will bite me later.
An idea, a quote or otherwise useful material that I discovered somewhere.
Diary style notes and other stuff where other symbols don’t fit.