Tuesday, January 12, 2016

hello there, friend,

last week, soon after i had started using my journal as a place to keep my to-do lists and gratitudes in one place i listened to a podcast about being organized. a neuroscientist was describing the brain and information overload, how the brain can't handle more than a few things at the same time. his advice for organizing was to write it all down, everything. everything that runs through your mind that you need to attend to, that you are afraid you might forget. then prioritize and do what's most important.

like meditation or yoga this strategy has allowed my mind to relax more fully during the day. once i've written it down, i no longer worry about forgetting whatever it is. my mind stops swirling. at the beginning of the week, the page is full of tasks, many of them transferring over to the next day or the next, until it gets done or i decide it's not important. the shift toward feeling like i'm attending to the right things right now feels so good.


(podcast here)