Add sufficient detail to notes for your future self
April 6, 2021•126 words
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I resumed working on data analysis today for a side project.
This was very true and applicable today.
We had no idea where to continue and where we left off, despite me leaving comments and colour keys to mark future plans and where we left off. We then spent almost an hour getting our grasp on how to continue. My past instructions for my current self were not comprehensive enough for my current self to understand what is happening and what my past self was thinking. As time passes, you will forget more context and plans than you can imagine.
Hence, we should add sufficient context and detail when leaving notes for your future self. Your future self will thank you.