Daily, I use a dictaphone as I have problems processing what I have been doing without it. It has revolutionised my life as I can make sense of things and move on with planning, etc. Most commonly, my thoughts are 1) What is life showing me? 2) Has this happened another way before? 3) How am I able to pull myself through? It's about building on myunderstanding and hopefully expanding my skill set whether it is emotionally, mentally or spiritually. If I can process quickly, then I am able to do many more things than letting stale thoughts buzz around in my head.
Basically, I would be lost without the dictaphone.