Every once in a while when I find 15 minutes of quiet time, I shut everything off, my computer and cellphone included, set a timer for 15 minutes, and lay down with a blank notepad and no distractions.
I’m always surprised what I capture.
I do this as well. Usually about once a month. For years, I’ve used this GTD Guided Mindsweep that Coach Kelly from the David Allen Company led folks through on Twitter back then (I captured all of the tweets in order). It is a great way to “trigger” your mind to let loose of the things within and write them down.
(via Matt Kaspar)