I have been using index cards to help me organize. This technique I learned from my creativity coach Quinn Creative. It was a wonderful discovery. I am VERY visual, so I use the cards (as Quinn said) as a tarot deck, of sorts. I can lay all of the cards out and get a “picture” of my day/week/month.
Looking further, I found this method in detail on 43 Folders. It is a method that is working VERY well for me.
Recently, I have begun holding Vision Board workshops. Through working with others, and creating my own vision boards, I have begun to really see the value in the “visuals” and the metaphors of images. Also, I have a LOT of magazines in all of my work areas…so I have put them to work.
Here is where it all comes together…I am now creating “mini-vision boards” on the notecards that are in my stack. When the words are not enough…I pull out a magazine, think about the “metaphorical meaings” of my to-do list and cut away!
Now, when the words on the lists overwhelms me, I look at my mini-vision board and connect to the greater metaphor. Soul work in organization:)
Two examples are provided here in this post.