Three ways to MAXIMISE YOUR JOURNALING

Journaling is a hugely beneficial activity that offers an opportunity for reflection, self-expression and personal insight. Here’s my three tips for making the most of your journaling, and a challenge at the end… https://youtu.be/nhxiYQWgjIY Click above to see the accompanying video on The Overthinker YouTube channel 1. Write for you Journals are personal things. People… Continue reading Three ways to MAXIMISE YOUR JOURNALING

Obsidian and iA Writer – a quick and easy way to get your plain text apps working in harmony 🎉

Icons courtesy of https://obsidian.md and https://ia.net I mentioned in my previous post about iA, Ulysses & Scrivener how I like to be able to see my files in the Finder, and how this can be useful. Here’s a perfect example, and how to make your text files accessible in both iA Writer and Obsidian. Obsidian… Continue reading Obsidian and iA Writer – a quick and easy way to get your plain text apps working in harmony 🎉

Ulysses, iA Writer & Scrivener

All great, often compared, very different – and I’ve made my choice Icons courtesy of https://ulysses.app and https://ia.net/writer YMMV and all that jazz Ulysses is a great application, but having used it for several months I’ve decided to return to iA Writer and Scrivener. Here are my reasons. The first thing to say is that… Continue reading Ulysses, iA Writer & Scrivener

Doing too much

When will I take notice? Image courtesy of the author The above note appeared in my morning pages today. It's something that crops up a lot. I don't know how many times I have to tell myself this before I take notice, or fully acknowledge the level to which I overload myself. Possible reasons: There… Continue reading Doing too much

Writing to Focus the Lens – a TFW Ping 🔔

If it’s not written down it doesn’t exist You may have a manifesto, a plan or a strategy. There may be things you want to do. You might have a great idea for something that could change your life — or other people’s lives. Perhaps you have strong feelings about something. Or someone. Or maybe… Continue reading Writing to Focus the Lens – a TFW Ping 🔔

War crimes in Ukraine — a TFW ping 🔔 🇺🇦

When the BBC’s hardened Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet is looking a bit teary at the story she’s delivering, you know things must be bad. When two million people have left their homes and everything they know to go somewhere strange and to be reliant on the charity of others, you know things must be… Continue reading War crimes in Ukraine — a TFW ping 🔔 🇺🇦

Journaling for an Evening Check-in

A useful companion to morning pages This TFW is about the evening check-in. Click above for the YouTube video, or read the text below. As soon as we wake up in the morning, we pick up our phone and start scrolling through social media, the news, twitter, immediately filling our mind with other people’s thoughts.… Continue reading Journaling for an Evening Check-in

Less, but better – a TFW ping 🔔

There’s so much I want to do. I need to focus on fewer things. Do less but better. I want quality but I need to work quickly. Maybe I need to be less fussy. Maybe I need more discipline. My problem is I have too many creative ideas and don’t know how to prioritise them… Continue reading Less, but better – a TFW ping 🔔