Embracing the Old-School: How a Voice Recorder Revolutionized My Content Creation

It isn’t the first time that I’m doing this, but I am going to start using my voice recorder once again. I just really need to get away from my phone from time to time and in the past this has been one of my biggest productivity hacks.

Embracing the Old-School: How a Voice Recorder Revolutionized My Content Creation
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Hey there! It's December 12, 2023, and I've had a bit of a revelation about productivity and content creation. You see, I used to rely on my phone for voice recordings, thinking it was the easiest way. But, let's be real, phones are a distraction black hole. Every time I recorded something, it just got lost in the digital abyss. Not exactly helpful for someone trying to stay focused and structured, right?

So, I've decided to go a bit old-school and use a separate voice recorder. Why? It's simple: less distraction, more focus. The plan is to capture all those random, brilliant thoughts throughout the day (we all have them!) and then, get this, transcribe them using chat GPT. I'll save all this gold in Notion for easy access and review.

This isn't just about avoiding the siren call of endless apps and notifications. It's about creating a process that actually helps me sit down with my thoughts and figure out the best way forward. It's about capturing high-quality content and turning those fleeting ideas into something concrete.

And it's not just for work. Imagine hiking up a beautiful trail, recorder in hand, capturing thoughts without the ping of another email. Bliss, right?

Now, I know what you're thinking. Carrying another gadget? Transcribing stuff? Is it really worth it? Well, that's what I'm going to find out. I've got a few action items lined up, like reviewing my notes daily to transform them into content or tasks. I'm even thinking of leaving my phone at home sometimes (scary, I know) to see if that boosts my focus.

So, stay tuned. In a month, I'll check back in to share how this little experiment is going. Will it be a game-changer or just another failed attempt at digital detox? We'll see.

Meanwhile, why not give it a try yourself? Grab a recorder, leave your phone behind, and let those thoughts flow freely. Who knows, you might just find yourself a whole lot more productive!

This journey isn't just about trying something new; it's about finding a balance in our tech-driven world. Got your own stories or tips on digital detox and productivity? Drop them in the comments. Let's figure this out together!