By Carolyn Crawford
Moving on from part 1 that focused on 'blue' thinking, here’s some suggested exercises for those of you keen to shore up your ‘green’ thinking skills. I find it interesting as I go through the lists for each quadrant that I balk at the exercises designed to help me with my two least preferred thinking styles. Those suggested for my two strongest thinking preferences I find easy, entertaining and amusing. Again, if you try any out, let me know how you go.
L2 – GREEN
- Plan a party from start to finish – develop timeline and conduct appropriate research; select guests and plan invitations process (rsvp, dress code, theme etc); menu (food and drinks); determine food and drink rations (per person); decorations, floral arrangements, favors and music; guest seating; clean up schedule.
- Wear a pedometer for a month – plot how many steps you walk each day and enter onto an Excel spreadsheet. Draw 4 different charts and choose one that gives the best detail.
- Bake a chocolate soufflé
- Keep a food journal – record calorie intake and weight for 4 weeks
- Choose your outfits the night before. Ensure matching everything and no creases, stains etc.
- Read manuals for new products and send in product registration and warranty. Send also a recommendation to improve the clarity of the instructions
- When you next attend a training course: read training materials ahead of time; take detailed notes; go with questions beforehand; closely follow instructions of leader; each night import participant contact information into Outlook/smartphone or similar
- Create a filing system and process for paying, recording, and archiving your bills and records
- Create a regular schedule for computer updates and maintenance for your personal computer. Be sure to include: data back up; virus scan; spam killer; and unused file deletion
- Create and follow a long-term training schedule for an endurance event like a marathon.