My Gestaltified Brain (no relation to Gefilte fish)

Manny Mo Motivator

Several people have asked me to review some of the info from the Motivation to Beat Procrastination Workshop & Presentation Laurie Miller (www.hypnosisconcepts.com) and I did.  I aim to please.

To review the differences between the Linear and Gestalt  processing brains click on this post:

https://judithwesterfield.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/prediction/

Basic FACTS about how my gestaltified brain works:

  1. I can make lists but I can’t maintain them.  Just accept that as a fact.  Maintaining a things-to-do list is for Linear thinkers. I  do lists when things are over-whelming or I need clarity.
  2. Out of sight, out of mindMy things-to-do  has to be visible – not filed or put away.
  3. Things-to-do will not be done on a priority, logical basis.  It will look “hodge-podge” to others but I’ll get it done.

Here’s some of the ways I do my TO-DO’s

Go Postal: I write a short list on a large post-it-sheet that I move from day-to-day or week-to-week in my appointment book.   Then RRRRRRRRRRip it up when done

Weak by Week: I write lists in a weekly calendar book that’s just for TO-DO’s.  I don’t write them on the days I want to/should do them, just group them under major topics.  Cross off what I do. What I don’t do that week I rewrite on the next week’s page.  After several weeks if I’ve kept moving from week to week it isn’t a critical to-do and I just cross it off.

Wite-it-out: I write on a white-out board that is in front of me at my desk.  That way it’s always in sight.

Picture-it: Mind-map with pictures which I’ll  describe in  another post.

Back-into-it:  I do a project list instead of a detailed to do list – write project (goal) at the top of the paper; Starting at the bottom I write the steps I need to do to get to my goal, working my way backwards to the project at the top.  As I complete certain steps I often have to rewrite my list to include things I didn’t originally think of.  Kinda like reading a magazine from the back to the front and then going back to reread certain articles.

Kinda like I write posts for this blog!

2 thoughts on “My Gestaltified Brain (no relation to Gefilte fish)

  1. OMG! That is exactly how I read a magazine! Drives my husband crazy. He is the list guy…and goes straight by his list.
    He keeps saying..I need a chores list…things that have to be done. I say..it’s the same thing all the time, just do something.
    He wants it to say…do this today, this tomorrow….
    I said, OK, here I’ll write down all that needs to be done every week, month…and you can put them on your day list…
    I did my part!

    to be fair, he does a lot, even without a list.

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