How to Set Up the PARA Method in Obsidian from Scratch

A 5-minute guide

Prakash Joshi Pax
5 min readSep 8, 2023

I’ve been using the Zettelkasten method with few modifications in Obsidian for a very long time. Recently I read the book, The PARA Method by Tiago Forte. He also wrote Building a Second Brain, which is nice btw.

After reading it and learning everything, I’m making a switch from what I’ve right now to the new system, the PARA Method.

In this article, I will talk about how I’m starting again from scratch in Obsidian after using the zettelkasten method for more than 2 years.

This article can be helpful if you are looking for a way to organize information and you are not happy with what you’ve right now.

But before we dive in, let’s talk about what PARA is.

The PARA Method

PARA is an information organization method developed by the same mind behind “Building a Second Brain”.

It is a simple organizational system designed to help us move forward in both our personal as well as professional lives.

What sets PARA apart is its universal applicability. You can use it in your note-taking app, task manager, cloud storage, or any other tool you have.



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