Look for Repeats
Dump it First and Then Revisit
- If info overwhelm... Delete it. If you go back to it later for that "good idea," you'll be overwhelmed when you remember all those details. Delete it, and then rethink what was most important.
- If emotional overwhelm... Reread, and highlight all the positive stuff and cross out all the negative stuff. Then reread the positive only without the negative.
Outline the Big Picture and Wrap it Up
Use Proper Paragraph Form
- For purposes of communication, you want to display the information the way the person you are talking to thinks
- For purposes of self organization, this is a road that is already paved for a reason. It is more comfortable to think like that. If you can translate your cluster of details into a main idea and supporting details, it will be less overwhelming.
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