Free Your Mind… And the Rest Will Follow!

By Amanda Bala

So you have been in a slump lately with your writing, your business, maybe your life?  Often we find that they day to day drudgery of our schedules can get us down.  A simple pick me up that takes little time and can really help to inspire and recharge your batteries is free writing!  Maybe you need some inspiration, maybe you have a great idea, but you need to fine tune it.  Free writing is a great way to quickly get your thoughts and ideas down on paper and give yourself a jump start.

Experts agree that a free writing session might be the best way to get your thoughts on the page and get moving in a new, creative direction.  According to Mark Levy at the Compelling blog, “Free writing helps people to create a strategic direction for their company, brainstorm ideas for a personal branding campaign, plan a product launch, think through employee engagement problems, rehearse ways of handling a negotiation, write books and blog posts.”

The key is to find a quite place, set up tools and let you mind go.  Free writing can be done in whatever manner you find easiest.  Some people enjoy pounding away on the keyboard whatever topics cross their mind.  Others enjoy the age old tradition of the written word.  A paper and a pencil can take you places you never dreamed!  The objective, however you do it, it to write down whatever comes to mind.  There is no right or wrong.  By doing this, you are able to filter out the usual constraints that keep us from coming up with come really great, risky, fun ideas.  Usually we are so worried about how our writing sounds, looks and feels that we take too much time actually writing the sentences and all those quirky, daring, original and usually effective ideas are lost. 

The best free writing sessions are those that are not forced, but are limited.  You can go for a few minutes or for longer periods of time, but the key is, when the ideas stop flowing, stop writing.  You can always come back and do more at a later time.  If you get stuck and have nothing to say, write about that.  Even if the thoughts you are writing seem off the wall, keep going.  Some of the best and most interesting topics might come to you in the midst of all that chaos. 

By taking time out of your busy, every day schedule to do a bit of free writing, you can give yourself a new outlook on so many different aspects of your life and business.  Thoughts and ideas you may not have ordinarily had will come to you.  This could be the key to taking you in a new and exciting direction both in your career and your life!  Even if that is not the case, it is a fun way to relieve a bit of stress from your every day existence!

8 Responses to “Free Your Mind… And the Rest Will Follow!”

  1. Corry says:

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  2. erin says:

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  3. Daniel says:

    great post, thanks for sharing

  4. A very interesting read and a great post alltogether. Would you mind if I posted the same article on my blog (with a reference to your website)?

  5. Kim William says:

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  6. erin says:

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  7. Mae Whitaker says:

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