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Random Note Walks: A Simple Trick to Boost Creativity and Productivity

If you’re like me, you have a lot of ideas. Some of them are good, some of them are bad, and some of them are just forgotten. It’s easy to forget about ideas as they get buried in our notes. One way I’ve learned to deal with this is what I call “Random Note Walks.”

A Random Note Walk is simply browsing through random notes in your Obsidian vault. To make it even easier, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to open a random note. My shortcut is “ALT+R,” but you can use whatever you have available.

The Obsidian community has made this function even more useful by integrating the random note function with Obsidian’s search feature in the Smart Random Note plugin. This way, the random note is selected from a predetermined list of search results. This makes the process even more effective because you can exclude irrelevant folders or focus on a target notes segment.

If you’re looking for a way to boost your creativity and productivity, I highly recommend giving Random Note Walks a try!

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