Information overload, with everything happening in life, it can lead to a disorganized mind. It’s something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit. I’ve noticed it impacting me whenever I’m not on deadline.
Deadlines are great. They keep you focused and give you direction. Even self-imposed deadlines work. Sometimes, and for me it’s worst when business is slow, so many thoughts and potential ideas are afloat that the mind is overloaded. I know. That seems counter-intuitive, but the problem lies with so many possibilities that the mind becomes cluttered and instead of achieving the goals spelled out in one of these ideas, nothing at all gets accomplished.
That’s a terrible place to be for a freelancer. So, I’ve been researching some techniques to combat a cluttered mind. I’d like to share what I’ve found. Here are some links that you might find useful whenever you feel it necessary to clear your mind.
Here’s a Wall Street Journal article summarizing a book by Daniel J. Levitin with ten tips.
And here is a YouTube video with Levitin himself discussing 5 tips to organize your mind.
Lifehacks outlines a three-step process to organized your mind for productivity.
CNN.com has six rules to organize your mind to organize your life.
Think Simple Now has some advice on how to organize mental clutter.
If you suffer from mental clutter, hopefully one of these resources will help you deal with your own disorganized mind.