Jumble

Dear World

Please Kill Me,

Greetings, and happy Monday – my lofty writers of the moonlight- how was your weekend? Should the falcon have landed before your midday constitution then….. Okay, you got me -even I don’t know where I was going with that. In any case, I’m glad you’re here. Now, let’s get to it.

Jumble, (or, as my mind currently spells it – bmuJel – #Clever #NotReally #SadClownFace).

So, the crisis moment – I probably don’t have to explain this in too much detail -as we’ve all been there before. (For those of you a little lost in translation – jumbled is confused…But with a twist #PayAttention). 

The overthought, the off-roaded focus, (the public bathroom?) – essentially an overlap of developing concepts. How do we deal?

First, let’s understand it.

Well, as creatives we have a natural proclivity to let our minds wander into the ethos of of time and space. However, when we are multiplicitous in our endeavors – the thoughts and developing ideas can become overwhelming and a bit confusing. This in turn creates an inability to focus intently on one thing at a time – (rounding us out to little more than a hamster on a spinwheel).

Now,

When this happens, it’s important not to force your way to clarity. In fact, in doing so, you could potentially exacerbate the problem.

Instead, the thing to do is, (though somewhat laborious), write down the stream of consciousness. (Yes, even the irrelevant thoughts you have about that attractive person that served you coffee that one time).

Wherever you write it, how you write it, or on what, (#SleepingRoomatesForehead), is pretty irrelevant -though I suggest holding on to it for future giggles/inspiration- the point of this is to allow your likely overworked mind, a chance to vent out the literary clutter (blogs are great for this)

After you’ve made a mess in your designated literary area, sift through the debris of your -now tangible- cognitions and prioritize them accordingly, (unless -of course- there’s something that you should be focusing on- if that’s the case, then – WRITE LIKE THE WIND YOU FOOL!…. or don’t. I don’t care).

*sips from cup of denial*

*chokes on words*

When you allow your racing mind the opportunity to spill out on to the page, you rid your subconscious of the obsessive need to battle your focus into submission.

Think of it as, the literary equivalent of drunk dialing an old foe. (Minus the subtle admittance of defeat.) You get the “no-no” thoughts out, so that you can concentrate on the task at hand.

Remember, the mind is a powerful thing, and as creatives we have a slightly more difficult time periodically keeping it in check- (mostly due to the fact that we’ve given our cortexes free reign to wander infinitely -but I’ll save that for another post).

Don’t be dismayed by temporary moments of #BushBrain, (applicable in both ways) – just learn to write through it- (or call me, so that I can yell at you, #WhateverWorks).

Alright gang, that’s the news of the day from your favorite digital paper-boy. I’ll be back tomorrow with something in HD (Hypocritically Driven?).

Crush It This Week,

-Antwan Crump.

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