MIND MOSIAC®

The MindMosaic evolved as my go-to writing technique during 2014-2018, some of the most challenging years in my life.

The MindMosaic evolved as my go-to writing technique during 2014-2018, some of the most challenging years in my life.

 
 

The MindMosaic®

I write mostly every day, along with a number of other daily habits that support my well-being and success.

I developed the MindMosaic® for functionality and for aesthetics. For me, it serves multiple purposes. It’s quick and cathartic, and aesthetically pleasing to me. For these reasons, I am drawn to it and find it comforting.

I typically set aside 20-30 minutes each morning to write, though I habitually write throughout the day.

The Technique

Heres’s how a Mind Mosaic® happens:

  • Randomly (or intentionally) choose 4 of those colliding thoughts.

  • Condense them into single words to use as headers.

  • Write the headers anyway you want to, in four separate quadrants. My headers are bolder and larger than the rest of my writing to set them apart. Its a choice. I also write them, as shown, which forces me to turn my notebook in certain directions.

  • Start with the first quadrant, the one in the upper left. Write quickly without editing yourself.

  • Move to the second quadrant, the one in the upper right. Turn the notebook and write under that heading.

  • Move to the third then fourth quadrants and repeat.

Turning my notebook is something that happened organically. The movement, the turning of my notebook, gave me the tactile and kinesthetic experience of “moving on.” I am a worrier by nature, and that worry can turn into rumination, which for me and many can be quite problematic. So, I rein myself in by limiting myself with writing space. I write and then I try to make myself move on.

I return to topics and issues in my life that require further attention or that I have yet to learn the intended lessons, if that is necessary. But this has trained my mind to let go of that which I can let go.