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Elizabeth Butler

Hello, friend! 👋 I'm Elizabeth Butler, creator of the Calmer Notes method for personal knowledge management.

I write about mindful personal knowledge management, intentional productivity, and the intersection of digital note-taking and self-care.

I believe that designing an intentional, thoughtful, tailored personal knowledge management system helps curious thinkers say goodbye to overwhelm and become more effortlessly creative.

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How to build a personal knowledge management system: the ultimate guide

Build a personal knowledge management system to organize your note taking. This ultimate guide shows you the best software, examples, and setups.

How to build a personal knowledge management system: the ultimate guide
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Five must-read books to build your perfect personal knowledge management system

Here are the best books to help you build a personal knowledge management system. From atomic notes to Zettelkasten, these books will teach you how to build a digital note taking system.

Five must-read books to build your perfect personal knowledge management system
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Use this trusted 5-step method to take effective book notes as you read

Learn how to take notes on books. Discover this 5 step approach to help you take effective book notes as you read.

Use this trusted 5-step method to take effective book notes as you read
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Build a minimalist personal knowledge management system with the Calmer Notes method

Discover how the Calmer Notes method will help you craft a mindful, tailored personal knowledge management system to organize your digital notes.

Build a minimalist personal knowledge management system with the Calmer Notes method
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5 of the best custom, minimalist digital note-taking themes for Obsidian MD in 2022

If you want a fresh look for your Obsidian database and digital notes, check out these beautiful, custom Obsidian CSS themes.

5 of the best custom, minimalist digital note-taking themes for Obsidian MD in 2022
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6 surprising similarities between personal knowledge management and yoga

Wondering what yoga shares with establishing a mindful personal knowledge management (PKM) system? Here are some insights to reflect upon as you build or refine your own intentional, tailored personal knowledge management system.

6 surprising similarities between personal knowledge management and yoga
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How to organize your digital notes: build a personal knowledge management system with the Calmer Notes method

Discover how to organize your digital notes with the five steps of the Calmer Notes method for personal knowledge management.

How to organize your digital notes: build a personal knowledge management system with the Calmer Notes method
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Want to build a better personal knowledge management system? Ask yourself this one question (that changes everything)

A true PKM system encompasses more than just notes. Building yourself a customized, mindfully-designed personal knowledge management system means starting with the end in mind.

Want to build a better personal knowledge management system? Ask yourself this one question (that changes everything)
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Feeling busy and overwhelmed? Transform your workflow with the power of personal knowledge management

Personal knowledge management (PKM) means having an organized system for the information, documents, and notes you encounter on a daily basis.

Feeling busy and overwhelmed? Transform your workflow with the power of personal knowledge management
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The 10 best personal knowledge management courses to organize your digital notes in 2022 and beyond

Looking for a better way to organize your digital notes? These 10 courses will help you create the personal knowledge management system you crave.

The 10 best personal knowledge management courses to organize your digital notes in 2022 and beyond

Recent Posts

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3 tips to transform your personal knowledge management system from a chore to pure joy

Here's how you can design your personal knowledge management system for joy (instead of frustration).

3 tips to transform your personal knowledge management system from a chore to pure joy
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Building in public: go behind the scenes of Calmer Notes in May 2022

Go behind the scenes as I continue to figure out work-life balance as an indie hacker and strategize for version 2.0 of Calmer Notes.

Building in public: go behind the scenes of Calmer Notes in May 2022
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Looking for a Notion replacement? Explore these 5 alternative Notion-like apps

Check out these Notion alternatives for building your personal knowledge management system.

Looking for a Notion replacement? Explore these 5 alternative Notion-like apps