“Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.” – Francis Bacon
Making things more visible is key to productivity for some in today’s digitally distracted world. Our brains can only hold a certain amount of information - usually said to be 5 + or – 2.
Think about how well you remember what you thought about doing yesterday at lunch.
Research is also pointing to the fact that we also remember things differently when we grab a pen and paper and write things down, rather than put it in our device.
How much energy have you spent this week trying to keep ideas in your head?
Dedicating a small notebook to ideas, plans, and resources can be a great memory jogger, and creates a great capsule to reflect back on periods of your life on. I just came across a very small notebook (think smaller than the size of an index card) that accompanied me over 3 months of travel and work in Central America when I was 21. Just seeing it, unlocked a series of memories I had not thought of for years!
What is the practice you want to get into in terms of writing things down?
For those that like high level bullet-form ideas, be sure to check out the Monthly Daily Planner – One Line a Day in the PlanDoTrack and Coaching Business Builder Planners. It only takes one minute to jot some ideas down!
Enjoy your writing!
Jennifer Britton - Potentials Realized
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Author of PlanDoTrack (2019), Effective Virtual Conversations (2017) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (2013)
Jennifer Britton is the blogger behind the popular Teams365 blog, a daily,blog for team leaders and members since 2014. Her latest publication is the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner. Pick up a copy at Amazon.
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