From the moment we wake up in the morning until we go to sleep at night, we are constantly faced with decisions.
- What clothes should I wear?
- What should I make for dinner?
- What is the quickest way to get to work today?
Our heads are often filled with a series of tasks like these,Burden on mental healthBecome.
From media like news and SNS to your family,When a large amount of information is flooding into your head from different sources, it becomes quite overwhelming.also.
In other words,The brain as an “information processing system” is overloadedsaid Lifehack writer Rebecca Bologna.I am writing. She also said:
Even if you're sitting in front of your computer trying to work, you may find it difficult to concentrate. My head is full and I am mentally paralyzed.
In fact, when we're overwhelmed with thousands of tasks and projects, our minds…Not at my best, not at my creative best.that it.
So, this time, to help you generate creative ideas,Providing advice on how to organize your mind and give yourself peace of mind and body.We Invited.
1. Conduct regular brain dumps
Firstly,At the beginning of the day, do a “brain dump.”Try the method called This exercise only takes about 10 minutes.It serves as an effective way to clear your mind of negative thoughts and focus on what matters most.
Take a few minutes to write down everything that frustrates you.Please post your thoughts on that page.
Fast Company Share Stephanie Voza(English article) states the following:
If you think the smart way to live is to keep everything you need to know carefully stored in your head, you're probably sacrificing your productivity and stifling your creativity.
I've also heard from colleagues who insist on keeping everything in their heads.
As I always say to such colleagues,If you keep making lists like this in your head, there won't be much room for new ideas.
In addition, “to type quickly”Instead of procrastinating forever, you can review what you need to do right away and take the first step towards solving the problem right away.There is also an advantage.
2. Stop resisting.
The word “non-resistance” has a somewhat negative connotation.
But this does not mean becoming a submissive person without independence. What I'm saying is;Make time for quiet reflection and doing nothing at all.That's it.
In other words, by disconnecting from distractions, you free up space in your mind to forge a new path.
Mr. Thomas Oppong of CoHe says the following:
If we don't take regular breaks, we tend to generate superfluous thoughts.
If you're afraid to take a break because you feel your best, keep in mind that this may be a false impression.Your mind needs a break to keep working and come up with better ideasThat's it.
3. Immerse yourself in nature
Albert Einstein onceIn the depths of natureYou can understand everything better by looking at (the article is in English)He said.
I'm not a genius physicist, but in my private life,Nature has become a healing and restorative abode.I can assure you of that.
Fortunately, my house has a beautiful garden full of trees and flowers. On days when I'm overwhelmed with things to do, I choose to get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Some of the best ideas I've ever had have come from connecting with nature, whether it's walking in the park or picking olives in my native Turkey. There is no better antidote to a disturbed mind.
actual,Spending time in nature reduces distraction and increases creativity.It has been proven.
David Strayer, a researcher at the University of Utah, wrote in Greater Good, a journal published by the Center for Scientific Research at the University of California, Berkeley:States.
If your mind is multitasking, stop andGoing for a walk without any tools can help your prefrontal cortex heal.At that time,There is an explosion of creativity, problem solving and happiness.that it.
4. Honor your passion
For example, let's say you lie down at night and create your to-do list for the next day. How many things can you include that make you feel alive?
Instead, your mind likely has countless reminders about emails to respond to, unfinished home repairs, childcare, and more.
All of these “shoulds” are important, howeverThe sparks of creativity that naturally arise during quiet moments are pushed to the back of your mind..
In 2021, I amWhy does overdoing it make you lose your passion?(English article) I think the same can be said about the mind, which is burdened with endless tasks.
“Psychology Today”According to Dr. Zorana Ivcevic Pringle, contributor toCreativity is fueled by passioncorrect.
People who are passionate about their work, whether they are scientists, poets, entrepreneurs, managers or anyone else,Use the energy this passion brings as a driving force for your work.He can.
Honoring your passion can help you harness your emotions and enhance your creative talents, but only when you have the luxury of giving it your attention.
Instead of rehearsing a bunch of tasks, the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning,Think about thoughts that are meaningful to you and that energize you.This should be at the top of your list.
──This article has been re-edited and republished as of March 14, 2022.
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Translated by: Takashi Kazami (Galileo)
Originally published by Fast Company［creative］
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