For me writing blogs is a real challenge, I have so many things running through my mind all the time. Yet when it’s time to sit down and put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, I hit a blank.
Now I know that I’m not the only person to have this challenge, it’s normal, no it’s not writers block or any of that. It’s more of a Brain Fog, now if you have had Covid, then you will be familiar with “Brain Fog”
So, some of my ways with clearing the mind are, 30 minutes quite times in the morning, this allows my mind to wonder all over the place. But doesn’t that make it worse, yes of course, but it allows the creativity to flow, ideas, solutions and plans to form.
Another way is my “Brain Dump”; a tool I use with my clients all the time, just list everything as and when it comes to mind, often there is no sense in the words or thoughts that I put down, this is because it is part of other ideas that are hovering in the surface, but not come through yet.
Once I have dumped everything, I go through the random words and ideas that I have dumped and start colour coding them.
Start with the Red things and you will be surprised how quickly to can put them behind you. Once these are done, half the blue and green things are taken care of. (These are often the things that we procrastinate on)
Look at the blue and add them to plans, set dates to when they will be done.
Lastly, the few things left in Green, yes only a few will be left over, these are usually the great ideas, which require more thought and more planning. These are the creative juices that will develop, these become the thoughts that you allow to ponder in the back of your mind.
Another great way is to have someone to talk to about your random thoughts running through your mind, as when you verbalize these ideas, they either make great sense or they are filtered out as gunk. This person mustn’t be too close to you, i.e. Not your partner or family, but someone who is trustworthy and who you know you can trust, like a coach.
If you need any help with the “Brain Dump” or “Brain Fog” let me know, I’ll gladly schedule some time with you.