Posts Tagged ‘thinking’

#23 Switch off the technology

Posted on: December 23rd, 2012 by Sticky Thinker 3 Comments

Switch off the technology – just for a little while at least; allow yourself some time to be without the social media interactions and email deluge that is part and parcel of our pace of life. Switch it off so you can think without being interrupted! This point seems even more relevant than usual as […]

Read more...

#22 Schedule your thinking time

Posted on: December 22nd, 2012 by Sticky Thinker No Comments

Schedule your thinking time – choose a time when you know that you think your best thoughts and take along the tools we talked about yesterday. It might almost seem impossible to get away from it all at this time of year, so scheduling some time each day to think well might be the only chance […]

Read more...

#21 Use a pen and paper and let your thoughts appear in front of you

Posted on: December 21st, 2012 by Sticky Thinker No Comments

Use a pen and paper and let your thoughts appear in front of you – indulge your desire to scribble and doodle and do it in a special notebook. We're slightly addicted to sets of coloured pens and we don't need any encouragement to take them out and scribble and doodle as we think and discuss […]

Read more...

#20 Give your unconscious mind time to think for you

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Sticky Thinker No Comments

Give your unconscious mind time to think for you – leave it with a question or challenge and let it do its stuff! There was a time in our working lives when we had very little time to think. The pace at which we were required to work was pretty fast and furious. It’s not […]

Read more...

#19 Try new experiences

Posted on: December 19th, 2012 by Sticky Thinker No Comments

Try new experiences – When was the last time you did something for the first time? What could be your first this week? What are you going to do that's a completely new experience over the festive period? It's so easy to fall into the trap of doing the stuff you like, or know, or feel […]

Read more...

#18 Meet new people

Posted on: December 18th, 2012 by Sticky Thinker No Comments

Meet new people – weird ones are great for stimulating your thinking; be brave and find people who don't agree with you. How many weird people have you met this year? If you are anything like us, it must be a few!! How have they influenced your thinking?  We love this TED Talk from Mike […]

Read more...

#16 Listen carefully

Posted on: December 16th, 2012 by Sticky Thinker No Comments

Listen carefully – if you're just waiting for your turn to speak then you're missing some really important stuff. Shush now! It’s Sunday and if you have families like ours, and you have the good fortune of sitting down to Sunday Lunch with them today, then you might have to fight to get any airspace […]

Read more...

#15 Decide quickly

Posted on: December 15th, 2012 by Sticky Thinker No Comments

Decide quickly – that unmade decision you're procrastinating about will pray on your mind and take up valuable thinking space and reduce your capacity to think great things. Decide….move on! Kate sometimes finds it ultra easy to make a decision, she sees the most fantastic pair of shoes and she knows that she just has […]

Read more...

#14 Drink water and keep your brain lubricated and powered up for thinking

Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by Sticky Thinker No Comments

– pause for a moment and grab yourself a nice glass of tap; it's ok we'll be here when you get back  How are you feeling? Being dehydrated by even just 1% or 2% of your body weight can zap you of energy and make you feel tired. Feeling thirsty? You're probably already a […]

Read more...

#11 Look around you, notice something new

Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Sticky Thinker No Comments

Look around you, notice something new – We miss much of what's around us because we're in a hurry, we make assumptions and we blink a lot! STOP! What do you see now? What's changed? How does it inspire you? We've been inspired this year to notice many new and amazing things and we've found that […]

Read more...

Thanks to Paul Blackett for our fantastic seaside images
Hosted by Bandicoot