Is your brain on overload? Do you have trouble remembering things? Do you get so many ideas but don’t know how to keep track of them all and soon forget them?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need a BRAIN BOOK!
The concept is simple, really. A brain book is a book to take ideas out of your brain and put them into the book, so you can clear your mind. When things are off your mind, you can be your most creative and clear-headed. I was finding I had so may random ideas all the time. These ideas come to me about various life things I was passionate about. Recipes to try, lessons I want to do, a quote I saw in a magazine. Whatever it may be, I knew I would not remember everything. For those thoughtful right brain types, our brains are always going. This helps.
My Brain Book is separated into categories by color. Each category is for a different area of my life. Art Education, Inspirations and Motivations, Cooking and Health, Book Notes (I get a lot of books from the library and want to remember things from them) and Project Plans for around my house.
Any book will do. I happened to make mine. I punched 2 holes in note cards (the large kind) and then cut divider tabs down to match the size of the note card. Then, I put 2 rings in the holes and I am ready to go! Cheap and Easy. When you have utilized an idea or no longer need that page, you can take it out and throw it away. Add lots of blank new paper when the sections fill up so you brain has even more space to breathe! I prefer unlined note cards, but as you can see from the photo above, will use anything I have on hand. My book goes everywhere with me: Car trips, in my purse/car, by my bedside, on my deck. You never know when inspiration might strike. I’ve utilized this method for several years and it’s still working great for me. Now, to organize blog posts, I have a totally different method to the madness that I will share another time. :)
How do you keep all of your ideas at bay and your brain at ease?