# How to Create Useful Links with Zettelkasten

The linking feature of Zettelkasten is one of its most defining features, yet, it’s the least understood. Linking ideas should be natural for us, but a lifetime of organization with the tree structure has made it difficult to adopt this new form of organization. To make links useful, we’ll need to unlearn our old habits. This is an entire paradigm shift, so don’t expect it to be easy.

## # Don’t group things, connect them

Bad Links: [[work]], [[notes]], [[school]], [[food]]
Great Links: [[notes are written to free space in the brain]] [[working to live or living to work depends on how meaningful someone finds their jobs]]