Most of the decisions we make each day don’t require much thought. In fact, many decisions are made either unconsciously or very quickly out of habit. But are the quick decisions made from habit what’s best for us? Have we become so complacent in some areas of our lives that we don’t even realize we have a choice anymore?
In our quest to get things done, we sometimes confuse busyness with productivity. What is the difference? It’s easier to be busy and more difficult to be productive; as productivity requires focus, strategic thinking and big-picture planning.
Are you looking for a solution to a specific problem? Do you need to kick your creative side into gear? Brainstorming is an effective tool for situations where creative thinking and problem solving are required. Brainstorming can be done by an individual, or in a group, and both options have their benefits. The point of brainstorming, whether in a group or alone, is to get as many ideas out of your head in as little time possible. In the initial stages of brainstorming, you are technically “brain dumping”. You needn’t worry about linking like thoughts or having concern about redundancy of ideas or whether they are legitimate solutions. You will take the time to sort through the ideas and select which ones might be worth pursuing later.
In order to brainstorm as successfully as possible, it’s important to:
The following steps can help you better identify issues and come up with solutions for life’s obstacles!
Did you know that expressing gratitude can improve the quality of your health and even add years to your life expectancy?
In light of my current crazed mental state, I hit upon the idea of writing on the topic of the “organized mind” for this blog piece. Apparently, I’m not the only one seeking help in this age of digital overload.
Celebrate International Day of Friendship on July 30th!.
Getting your worries out in the open, particularly with someone trained to help you manage them, is a good thing for your well-being.
Project Semicolon does not offer a direct helpline, but instead brings those who are battling depression together through inspirational messages, blogs, and other resources.