I‘ve found that a lot of people make the mistake of trying to write down what they did when trying to solve a problem. Instead, it’s much more accurate and helpful to write down what you are doing, why, and what the results are as you are doing it and as they happen. People overestimate the quality of their memory, and their records and progress become much more limited as a result. Outside of math where everything is written down as it happens, I never formally was asked to use this process. Not in any class nor at any job has anyone suggested doing this so I figured I would mention it here.
It’s a little tedious but it’s as if you are driving down the road of progress and you decide to trade in your car for a tank. You might travel a little slower, however where before there would be many obstacles during the way forward, many will no longer present a problem.