“Your mind was meant to be a factory (not a warehouse)” ~ Mike Vardy
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I love this quote as I think it perfectly describes how our minds are creative and love to come up with new ideas, but they don’t do so well with storing ‘to do’ lists and other day-to-day information. I often speak with busy people during my anger management sessions who have a hundred things they need to do that day crammed in their minds, and it can really stress them out and weigh them down.
So a nice quick fix for this is to simply get those thoughts out of your head and find a way to record them externally. This could be in the form of good old fashioned pen and paper… post-it notes… word document… excel sheet… or one of a variety of apps that are available these days.
This simple intervention can really bring your stress levels down.
What’s your favourite way to jot down your ideas and ‘to do’ lists? Are you an old-fashioned soul like myself (I like to use a quill and parchment), or do you love the latest tech? Let me know in the comments!
Lisa Murphy is a counsellor and hypnotherapist based in Glasgow who specialises in anxiety, anger management, and weight loss.