I recently listened to a Creative Live class in which the instructor talked about keeping what he called a ‘capture journal.’ It kind of struck me. Even as a child, I’ve always had some sort of journal to scribble down notes, to-dos and all other fleeting thoughts that traveled into my stream of consciousness.
I keep my journal next to my bed for when ideas come to me in the middle of the night (which they quite often do). I’ve got piles and piles of journals; records of the musings of my mind.
I never stopped to think that others might do the same as me, which is why the whole concept of a ‘capture journal’ caught my attention. A capture journal is a place to record thoughts, goals, lists and really anything else that comes to your mind. It doesn’t really serve just one purpose… it’s just a place to write down whatever you want whenever you want, all in one convenient place.
I suppose a lot of other creative people have active brains, full of ideas, hopes, dreams, desires, aspirations and inspirations, just waiting to be recorded before they are lost outside the boundaries of memory.
Tell me friends, do you keep a capture journal?
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