Thinking in pictures and words
Thinking in words is a vastly different mental process exercise to thinking in pictures.
Drawing, doodling and sketching ideas is easy and natural for me, so I explore ideas in that way by default. Folks who work with me all know how feedback is likely to be a doodle rather than writing!
But thinking in words is important too… that’s why I’ve made publishing a blog post a daily discipline (for almost five years straight!) – in hope that it’ll get a bit easier for me!
If words are easy for you, try drawing…
If drawing is easy for you, try writing…
One will come easier than the other. You may even feel like dismissing the benefits of the other.
Try making it a daily exercise.
Just watch what it does to your mind and your ability to think divergent.