Modern guilt

Modern guilt

Things we’re supposed to feel guilty about today….
I’m spending too much
I’m not spending enough
I should be more successful by now
I consume too much
I’m killing the environment
I should recycle more
I’m too rich
I’m too poor
I shouldn’t complain there are people worse of than me
I should be happier
If i loose my job there must be something wrong with me
I should know what I want
My life should have meaning
I shouldn’t need people
I’m not working hard enough
I’m working too much, I don’t have time for the people I love
I spend too much time online
I shouldn’t be scared of that group of people
I deserve better
I dont deserve better
I consume too much information
I don’t know what their talking about
I’m missing out
I’m giving up
I should have given up ages ago
Information to Insight

Information to Insight

Information (facts provided or learned about something or someone) hear, read or observe.
Its external, till you try it yourself. Practice it. Then it becomes…..
Something you know and are familiar with.
When an experience allows you to use that knowledge it becomes….
You build your ability to think and act with experience, knowledge and understanding.
A continous exploration of these experiences to make meaning and learn from them it becomes…..
The shower principle

The shower principle

Day 4
by Grace M
I’m determined not to miss a day of the Your Turn Challenge, no matter how busy or swamped I feel.
The three things I’ve noticed help me get unstuck
1. The Shower principle (as the brilliant 30 rock episode calls it). It is moments of inspiration that occur when you are distracted from the problem at hand. For me I definitely get my “best” ideas in the shower. My mind can wander and explore different solutions for the problem.  For some people the shower principle is taking a familiar walk, or dive. I remember listening to a Nerdist podcast where the Farrelly Brothers writing their movies whilst taking long road trips. It’s because your mind is in a relaxed state you’re doing something you’ve done before.
2. 90 minutes brainstorming time, preferably in the morning. I usually go to a cafe, with just a sketchbook and pen. Set a timer and force myself to focus on the problem for that time. I learned about this from the brilliant talk on creativity by John Cleese.
3. Explaining the idea to someone else. As they say two minds are better than one. At university, the studio was perfect for this, just being able to talk through a problem and see it from a different perspective.