3 Reasons Why the Second Brain Calms the Storm

Saqib Razzaq
3 min readOct 11, 2021
The Second Brain is what you need (Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)

How it brings clarity, organization, peace, and calmness to your file.

The second brain is an idea popularized by Tiago Forte. The concept is simple.

You need to take notes on your current affairs, future plans, insights on the content you consume and the ideas that inspire you. All of this to help ease the pressure on your first brain and to help your future self.

Life is too messy and tangled up to be relying on one brain for everything. Our brains are built for processing information, generating ideas, and linking things together. They aren’t built strongly for storing information. They are also prone to corrupting your stored information. What do I mean by that?

Let’s say you save memory. Now ideally, you’d like it to stay there untouched but that’s not what happens. Over time the memories you have slowly shift. They go from an accurate description of what happened to first losing the details and sense of when it happened, then they adjust with time. A memory from 10 years ago isn’t just what happened. It has now become tangled with dim details of what happened heavily shadowed by how you feel now.

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Saqib Razzaq

Writes about 🚀 productivity, 🎖️ dicipline, 🫶 happiness and 🌱 personal growth saqibrzzaq@gmail.com