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I found a brain shape printable online, though you could also draw your own, or forego the brain shape entirely and do the branching sort of mind map, with you in the center.
I started with easy things like writing and making stuff. Journalism because it has been on my mind a lot this week as one of my college professors is retiring.
Knitting, of course. Being a mom/wife/friend/ decent human being.
From there I moved on to things I’m thinking about like trying to keep my house clean, how lovely the weather is, wishing I could take more naps, reading, keeping in touch with friends, deadlines and the to do list.
This is an interesting exercise if you really write down what you spend your time thinking about or what is on your mind this day. It might be fun to try doing this once a month or every six months or so and see how what is on your mind changes and whether you write things in different places, different styles or different sizes.
If you try this I’d love to see inside your brain or hear if anything surprised you about the process.