Day 11: Left Brain / Right Brain


http://zenhabits.net/top-30-tips-for-staying-productive-and-sane-while-working-from-home/

11. Keep a notepad and pencil nearby. Jot down ideas for blog posts, projects, anything that springs to mind. Then have a pinboard to stick them on. Look at it twice a week to refresh your mind of things that could be done sometime. Some of the best work you’ll ever do will come from random bits of inspiration.

Welcome to my world! Random thoughts organized neatly in piles of paper. For right-brained people this is a “no brainer”. This is how the right-brained thinks. It isn’t right or wrong just different from people who are left brained. So, what is the difference?

LEFT BRAIN:

Logical
Sequential

Rational

Analytical

Objective

Looks at parts

RIGHT BRAIN:

Random

Intuitive

Holistic
Synthesizing

Subjective

Looks at wholes

Today’s tip exercises both sides of the brain and requires both to work together to achieve the goal. Random pieces of paper (right brain) need to have a system to be filed, the pinboard (left board). The system (left brain) needs to be structured so it is intuitive (right brain), otherwise it will not be work and it won’t be used.

Does a pinboard work for you? It may or may not, but look and play with systems to see what does work. Don’t give up until you find the system that works for you. And please keep in mind that your needs will change in the future, so expect to change you system accordingly. 

 

http://www.funderstanding.com/content/right-brain-vs-left-brain

 http://www.lumosity.com/k/brain-game

 Day 11 of what? Check out my post “30 Day Challenge” http://wp.me/pUygC-C to read the answer.

Photo courtesy of www.freedigitalphotos.net, Salvatore Vuono

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