Daily Work Journal

Stream of Consciousness is a Secret Weapon

Not all thinking is made equal. Quiet time to reflect and to “sleep on it” results in better, higher quality thought than forced spur of the moment thoughts—except maybe in flight-or-flight situations, which is a totally different kind of thinking. But when you need to carefully navigate your way through life, it helps to ferret out and process your thoughts, and you do this by forcing them through the same language-encoding mechanism as if you were talking to yourself—i.e. journaling. I used to do it here in this blog, but blogging turned out to have too much friction, so here where I do a stream of consciousness journaling in one giant text file that I edit with vim and push out through Github.io.