If I’m being honest, what I do is not “note-taking” but rather “record keeping”. I write things down that I don’t want to forget. I don’t do it as an aid to “thinking”.
That’s what I do too, and there is nothing wrong with that, record keeping is important. In my work I take notes to record what I did and I often have do search for things along the lines of “when this last broke, what did we do?”