Day 10 – How to create white mental space
Have you ever had a “This sounded a lot better in my head” moment? This happens because thoughts truly “sound” differently in our head, and this is why we need to express them. In our head, we have a million thoughts ideas and memories, fuzzy and unclear. Letting them out, we might be surprised that they “sound” differently and we might even change our mind about them.
White mental space is crucial when you want to really focus on anything. But some times, you just can’t leave everything else aside, forget about what you were doing a few minutes ago and just be there for one particular project or task. What you need is a way to let out your confused thoughts, which will make your mind feel tidy up, “clean” and clear.
The exercise is simple. All you need is a pen a paper. Now, I know that many people don’t like writing or find it too time consuming, I understand. But trust me being unfocused and doing sporadic work can be much more time consuming. Writing is more effective than speaking because we take the time, without distractions, to structure and express our thoughts.
Set your timer to 20-25’ and write on that paper everything that comes to mind. It can be as simple as “I need to buy tomatoes for tomorrow’s dinner” or as serious as “that incident in Middle East really shook me”. You can write random thoughts or write about the different thoughts and ideas you have for a specific area in your life or work. You can write all the ideas you have about a project and then, with a clear mind, decide what you want to do about it. So many times, I had an idea and started writing about it non-stop. “I could do that, or this, I could collaborate with that person, Oh, and promote it there and do that, Yes!” Then I took some time to see what I had written and what I felt was… “Meh… No…not going to do that”.
If you meditate, do this exercise before meditation. If you do EFT, let this exercise be first. Do the white mental space exercise to let everything out, then if any negativity creeps in, use your other tools to calm down, and then get excited, use your shortcuts to feel one of your desired feelings and do the work that needs to be done, with a clear, positive and excited mind.
Now, tell me in the comments below, how did this help you and most importantly, what are you going to do about it?
I am Evi and this is my way of working on a pretty creative self.
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