“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” ― David Allen
Have you ever noticed that when you’re not stressing about how everything is going to get done, things seem to flow and actually get accomplished?
When we have less on our minds, it’s easier to focus. Putting a system in place that supports you in managing your “to do” items opens up the way for flow and creativity.
The truth is, work piles up. Whether it’s a report to write, invoices to get out, a meeting to organize, or emails to answer, we’re all moving faster than ever. It’s easy to feel bogged down and overwhelmed.
Recently, I read a book called Getting Things Done – the art of stress-free productivity, by David Allen. One of my biggest takeaways was how putting in a system to organize all that’s coming in ultimately frees you up to do the work in front of you. It gives you more space for new ideas, allowing you to get things done with greater ease.
In thinking about this, I realized that when I get new ideas it’s rarely in the thick of my busy day. My most creative times are when I’m relaxed—taking a walk or lying in bed, just letting my thoughts come and go. In other words, the times when I have less on my mind.
Today’s post is about creating a system to organize incoming “to-dos” until you’re ready to do them. This will support you in keeping your mind free for creativity.