A Trained Mind

It is important as an Idea Addict to learn to manage your thoughts and to be able to shift from ideation to other activities and tasks that need to get done in your life.

In Deep Work, Cal Newport talks about the importance of empty space (time for your mind to wander), shutting down your day and not working all the time. He ends his day with a shut down ritual. He does not work in the evenings. His laptop and devices are not part of his evening ritual.

I have not implemented these boundaries in my life yet, but I think they are important and I am working towards them. Boundaries to protect your mind are an important part of being an Idea Addict.

As an Idea Addict, how have you trained your mind? What are your boundaries? Please share in the comments or on social media. 

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  1. Holly

    I AGREE!

    This is also mentioned in The Big Leap. Easier said than done.

    I do a couple things each day to find empty space. First, I take at least 10 minutes for silent meditation. Second, I do yoga almost every day. I also find empty space in the shower and in the summer, on solo hikes or bike rides.

    I think these times are important not only for our thinking, by our spiritual health and the physical health of our brains. Good luck on your new habit!

    January 28, 2017
  2. adamsuter

    Very cool. Thanks for the tips Holly!

    January 30, 2017