In this social media age, when we’re bombarded with one distraction after another, it’s imperative to step back every so often to clean out the clutter we’ve accumulated like ravaging, time-sucking dust bunnies inside our brains.
Does your brain need an organization overhaul?
Stop Being So Polite to Distractions
Welcome, Facebook, here’s all my time. Do with it what you will.
Oh, it’s you, come on in TV show that will extinguish that spark trying desperately to ignite.
Hello, rambling neighbor, yes I’ll engage in forty meaningless minutes of non-conversation as I listen to your gossip about your mother’s uncle. Sure, why not.
Downsize the Worry Quadrant
“But what if,” you’ve been moved to the cerebral office with no windows, no computer, and minimal interaction with coworkers. Oh, and lights out all day. Saving energy.
Don’t Starve Creativity
Example of starving creativity: Glimmering inspirational idea that scurries to the corner whenever I open the door and light streams in full of hope and promise, no soup for you.
Take out the Trash
Negative self-talk, haunting lies from the past, discouraging phrases stuck between lobe one and lobe two—be gone!
Place Priority Items on the Highest Cranial Shelf
Assess what you value most and evaluate whether you’re dolling out enough time and resources to these top priorities. Make it so you can see them at all times—visual reminder.
Goal-Set a Cerebral Table
Establish attainable, focused tasks you’d like to accomplish. Write them in chalk on the canvas of your noggin’. Check in from time to time to evaluate if your centerpiece is the focal point of all you’ve set on the table.
Hang an Encouraging Sign (a mantra if you will) on the Strongest Sensory Point
We all need regular reminders of what’s important. If your reminder is imprinted on an impressionable sensory receptor—imagine the possibilities!
Trade Multi-tasked Mindjumper Mentality for Fully Focused Engaged Experiencer
One of my favorite lines from Dead Poets Society is when Robin Williams quotes Thoreau with wanting to “suck the marrow out of life.” We can do this, we can suck the marrow out of life or we can sip, sip, sip never ingesting the deep goodness that only comes from full engagement. Make your brain freeze, people!
Can you think of any other methods of brain organization at its best?
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