Adding color and visuals makes planning more fun.
Here are two fun sources for free printables to use with your planner or journal.
Both offer a variety of free sheets that you can download and print out. Then it's cut and paste. I use adhesive sheets
for that. You can back your 8 1/2 x 11 downloaded page with it then cut out what you want, peel off the barrier paper and stick it in your journal or calendar.
A writing prompt is an easy way to stimulate new thinking on a project and it doesn't even need to be a writing project.
You could be creating a workshop or planning a birthday party or anything else that could use a creative bump.
Give it a try.
Here's a writing prompt excerpted from the F A M E Cards, one of many creative tools we carry in the store.
Choose a random word and write that word 100 times and note the flow of images
I did it and the images surprised and delighted me. Images have a way of being a step ahead of you on your journey and bring such a wealth of metaphor.
Have fun with this!
Mind Maps are a great way to think through ideas, brainstorm new ones and create plans to move them forward. Having cool online tools like MindMeister makes it very easy.
MindMeister has been around for awhile but they have just launched a new and improved version.
They have updated the visuals, you can now share your mindmap via email and twitter, it's easier to use and there are more templates. One of the cool features of Mindmeister is that it can be used collaboratively. Depending on the package you get, you can have a team working on the same mindmap in real time. Mindmeister is now also available for the ipad, iphone and android platforms. Very cool.
Check it out: www.mindmeister.com