I have started keeping a new paper journal for those fleeting desires that I want to harness.
I find that I have way too many interests and often think my way out of doing any work on any of them. And making a list of them just immobilizes me. It's so frustrating to me to realize all I've done is think about all the things I could be doing.
So, I've started this morning inspiration journal. I know in the morning what my energy level for the day will be. So, while I am in that blissful creative mood faced with the blank canvas of the day, I am writing down, honestly, what things I would actually like to work on at that moment.
I am practicing writing down ONLY what I am inspired by. I will not write down what I think I -should- do, or what I -need- to do (this is not a task list), and most specifically, I will not put down what I feel I am -expected- to want to do. The only things on the list are things I am inspired to actually do at that moment.
Then, as I have time in that day, I choose from that list.
Yesterday, I actually did 3 things from my list and it felt fantastic. I didn't have to stop and evaluate the entire mess in my head.
It's also nice, because over time, I can go back and remember my inspirations. Not as many things will get lost because I couldn't recall a cool thing I 'thought' about.
Today, there are only two things I feel inspired to do. And when we get back from brunch, I bet I have time for both. But even if it's just the one, I know I won't waste time building an oppressive list that makes me not do anything.