My Thoughts on List Making
I get my best thinking done while I am driving in my car and in the early morning hours, when I should be sleeping. A million things can pop into my head at these times. The issue is I can forget a thought as quickly as I have it, so I spend a crazy amount of time and brain energy remembering my thoughts. Do you do this? It can be so frustrating as I lie in bed, going over a list of thoughts, instead of sleeping, because inevitability I forget half of what pops into my head. ALWAYS!
Is it age?. . . . Maybe, a little. . . . . . . . But research has shown that your brain can not determine the importance of what you are thinking about. So while some thoughts may be important, other unimportant thoughts are taking up space in your memory and squeeze out the good stuff. This is so me! I end up remembering to do a load of laundry but forget to buy my plane ticket for my upcoming vacation.
If you can relate to this, maybe you need to find a better way to get your thoughts out of your head and arranged into an organized fashion that will work for you. What works for one person, may not work for others, so you need to find a personal system that works for you.
What have you tried?
Did any or part of it work?
Are you a visual person?
Are you paper-based or tech-friendly? or both?
These are some things to explore when looking for the right system for you.