A Place for Dangerous Ideas A journal may be a safe space for wild words and a place where anything goes, but we might need some practice getting them out.
But everything changed when I started using a system. I read a book yesterday which made me want to rush out, buy a fountain pen, open up one of my collected journals and start writing How would you live differently if you thought you only had five years to go? It can loosen up our inner critic, provide a source for great ideas, rid our minds of the not-so-great ones, exercise our vocabulary, create a discipline of writing, and give us writerly confidence.
Consider writing a blog post, article, or other piece about some of these ideas and publishing it yourself or pitching it to a website. Secondly, we get a chance to skim all the dross off of our brain first thing in the morning as well as the occasional goodies, hopefully. If you were running your workplace, how would you do things differently?
Here is one last tip I leave with you: Whatever your writing system is, write it down.