Today Lindsie van der Horst wrote a post about her planning habits and the basic rules these habits are based on. We have worked together for several years and I can attest that she always made a “Van Plan”. That does not translate very wel into English but it means something like having a baseline you are planning on.
Her post made me reflect on my planning habits. My brain seems to work a bit differently.
I think I have one basic rule:
That means I try to keep “to do’s” as few as possible. Either by doing them straight away, create a logical reminder that I will encounter in the near future or to decide not to do it at all.
Space in Mind
The result that I am after with No Clutter is free space in my mind. Space to think through a subject that I am working on. Space to be creative. Space for new input. Space to “marinate” questions or ideas. And probably some more.
Space in mind is either a way for me to create Focus and NoFocus. Both Focus and NoFocus seem to be important for me to create new insights and to find ways to express them.
Both Focus and NoFocus are embedded in a general sense of direction.
Clearly Focus is very directional but NoFocus is not without direction. It is just a way to shut down the conscious mind and to listen to the, in some aspects, way more powerful subconscious mind.