Ways to Get the Mind Thinking

In my recent post Writing is More Thinking Than Actual Writing I talked about how important it is to do a lot of thinking before putting any idea on paper. I don’t know about you, but there are sometimes where thinking can be hard to do. So here are some ways I use to get my brain in the thinking mood….

  • Walking
  • Driving
  • Take a soaking bath
  • Play inspirational music
  • Take a nap
  • Meditation
  • Exercising

It’s really all about giving the brain a break from the hectic life schedule and immersing into an idea, letting it grow. Sometimes the idea grows like wildfire and other times the idea flounders. I have found that if I focus on a problem or idea too much that this is when it flounders the most. Sometimes just clearing the mind can make all the difference in the world. Thinking about nothing or something else can spark an explosion of thoughts on the original idea. So how do you get you mind to thinking?