Lists, to-do lists, (ta-dah! lists, suggested Lynne, and want-to-do lists, thanks Cath) journals, and morning pages..
Last on my list of ways of creating headspace by writing things down is blogging.
Unlike the others, blogs are public, and once a post is out there, there is no getting it back! The other major distinction is that blogs usually invite comments.
Do they work for the writer as a means of gaining headspace? I'd love to hear from other bloggers about this!
I never managed to keep a diary for more than a month or two, unlike Chris who has kept a daily diary since she was 11, and I only feel the need to write morning pages If I'm a bit stressed out, so no one is more surprised than I am that I have written this daily blog for more than two and a half years. I'm also surprised that I still seem to have plenty to say!
It really works to clarify my thinking like nothing else has ever worked, and like Chris with her diaries I would miss it terribly.
Whether or not you are a writer of a blog, do tell me what you think about blogging and clearing your head....