Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Inspiration! Clear your head with Mind Capture
"Mind Capturing": it sounds like some kind of post-apocalyptic sci fi threat where people can just poach your mind out of your brain while you walk down the street. Really, it's a practice you can do to clear your head, pretty much anytime and anywhere.
It's a variation of the GTD Brain Dump or The Artist's Way's Morning Pages, but of course, each of these have slight variations. With Mind Capture, you just grab some paper, remove yourself from electronic devices, and set a timer for 15 minutes. Spend that time jotting down everything that comes to your mind: things you need to do, things you're worried about, ideas you haven't yet fleshed out. It's all fair game. You don't have to write complete paragraphs, or even sentences, if you'd rather point-form or doodle your idea out.
That's it. Then when you're done, you might see that an idea has taken shape or a stressor is a bit less stressful when it's out of your brain and on some paper. You might even have a to do list.