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About the Calmer Notes method

About the Calmer Notes method

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What is the Calmer Notes method?

The Calmer Notes method is a step-by-step framework to guide curious thinkers through the process of designing unique, completely customized digital note taking systems to their organize notes and files.

Calmer Notes takes a mindful, minimalist approach to help busy people create tailored, thoughtfully-designed personal knowledge management systems that fit their lives– to find what fits, and leave the rest.

Who created the Calmer Notes method?

The Calmer Notes method was developed by Elizabeth Butler, MD, PhD, based on her decades of personal experience in academia (as a graduate student, researcher, and professor), communications (as a project manager and productivity consultant), and medicine (as a medical student and physician).

Buy the Calmer Notes course

If you're a busy, creative thinker who is ready to leave behind cookie-cutter approaches to personal knowledge management, and build a digital note taking system that fits the way your mind works, you'll enjoy the Calmer Notes course. When you purchase the self-paced course, you get instant access to all the training materials.

Explore free resources on Calmer Notes

If you'd like to know more about the Calmer Notes approach before you buy the course, explore these blog posts to learn more and see how the Calmer Notes method in action. 👇

Articles about the Calmer Notes method

Overview of the Calmer Notes method

Simplify your note taking with a minimalist personal knowledge management system
Discover how the Calmer Notes method will help you craft a mindful, tailored personal knowledge management system to organize your digital notes.
How to organize your digital notes 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.
These 5 key principles of the Calmer Notes method will help you create a sustainable personal knowledge management system
Make sure your PKM system is universal, simple, flexible, delightful, and quick.

Applying the method: Calmer Notes in action

Calmer Notes in Action: Professor, Writer, Academic
Melissa built her personal knowledge management system with Notion and Zotero using the Calmer Notes method.
Calmer Notes in Action: Project Manager, Blogger, Parent
James built his personal knowledge management system with Obsidian, Raindrop, and Readwise using the Calmer Notes method.

Going behind the scenes of Calmer Notes: interviews with Elizabeth Butler

How to build, maintain, and value your PKM setup.
Elizabeth Butler, creator and founder of Calmer Notes, shares insights about her PKM setup, why you can profit from a PKM both professionally and personally, how she built Calmer Notes, and a lot more.
Bear With Us: Elizabeth Butler can help calm your notes
We got to interview a Bear user who is so passionate about organizing notes and personal information, she turned it into a business to help others.

Wishing you all the best on your personal knowledge management journey!