This is going to be a very short Monday Ann-Sense. Suffering from a blank mind. As I sit down to write this edition of Monday Ann-Sense, my brain is blank. Yup blank. Nada. All the post ideas are gone. How very annoying! Especially since my ideas were pretty good. At least I thought my ideas were good if I could just remember them.
Last week I was full of ideas for this Monday Ann-Sense as I traveled. Of course, they always come while I’m driving or basically anywhere I can’t get to my laptop to write it all down. I know what you are thinking. Why I can’t I just dictate it? Yes, I do have an iPhone with notes function. I can ask Suri to take a note. I find that the time it takes for me to do all of that the thought is gone. Completely gone. And of course the thoughts come back to me in the most importune moments.
There has to be a better way to capture my ideas before they are gone. Any ideas? I’m open to them.
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Short of brain implants, I’m not sure what could be faster than picking up your phone and talking into it – maybe a purpose-built digital voice recorder. Honestly, though, Ann Marie… I think the best answer is to learn to depend less on technology. Eliminate distractions. Focus on whatever the thought is for long-enough, follow it to its logic ends, consider how it relates to other things you’ve been thinking about lately, or or how it relates to certain life experiences – whatever it takes – and it becomes much more difficult to forget. XOJA.
Thanks, John. Brain implants would be ideal!