Today’s activity was to get a pen and paper and write down our thoughts for fifteen minutes. C and I went on a long drive the other day and while stuck in traffic, decided to rewatch the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hence, where my mind went when I turned everything off and created a 15-minute mind map. I’ve always been an overthinker so I was confident that I wouldn’t run out of things to jot down. You can imagine the process that went into it though – the first thing that popped into my mind was the series, leading to me thinking about an episode that stood out. I was writing in different branches after another since I went down and spiraled into thinking about a plethora of things simultaneously. I’m guessing it’s also another reason why I have a hard time writing. I start out with an idea, and then it does not take long for things to get sidetracked because the coupling that holds my train of thought together disappears, and my different thought compartments are derailed. Ugh. It’s hard to be cohesive sometimes.
2 thoughts on “15 Days of Writing True || Mind Map”
I always get sidetracked so easily. There are too many things around me that distract me as it is @__@. I like your process of making a mind map. Each idea can branch off into something else. I like how Buffy the Vampire Slayer can turn into many things like people needing to stop being online bullies or needing more money for awesome skincare products XD. I should definitely give this a try!
I’m the same, Nancy!! I think about things simultaneously. Sometimes I’d be talking about something and then go in a completely different direction because another thought that seems unrelated just popped into my head. Let me know if you do give it a try. It was fun!