The Mental Arts Tidbit for February 17
The Mental Arts Tidbit for the Day
I often find that writing things down helps me make them more real. Whether it’s something I need to get done or a random thought from a daydream, writing it down helps make things more concrete. In jiu jitsu, I recently purchased a journal for only my training notes.
I use the journal to record:
My intentions for training for the day
Any interesting things that stood out to me
Concepts noted in instructionals or videos
I don’t use my journal to write out techniques step-by-step. I find that mat time is more effective for encoding that information into my brain. But in writing out things that are more of the “mind” stuff — the ideas that kick around in your head and could be lost — allows me to see accumulated wisdom over time.
Try This Tidbit
What do you wish you could remember and look back on in your training from week to week? Identify one area and make a commitment to record it for a specific frequency or duration.
Have You Heard?
Podcast with Dave Ursillo on the Tao the Ching