By Gajan Tharmabalan

Upon reading the only “self-help” book I’d ever read, Getting Things Done by David Allen, I have a deep appreciation for performing mind sweeps. As nerdy as it sounds, I even look forward to it! I actually love the ability to stop everything, sit down, and write down everything that is on my mind. If you don’t have time to read the book, I strongly suggest you look at this article by Merlin Mann highlighting the process behind performing your own mind-sweep. Here is a brief excerpt:

The idea behind the mind-sweep is to identify and gather everything that is making claims on your attention or is likely to affect the larger areas of responsibility in your life — everything that’s quietly burning cycles, stealing focus, and whittling away at your attention — so that you can then decide what (if anything) must be done about each of those things.

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Original source found here.