Monday, April 7, 2008

My favourite music makes me feel...

Listen to your favourite music with your eyes shut.
  • How does it make you feel?
  • What does it remind you of?
When the music stops, open your eyes and write or type for 5 minutes (you could set a timer or alarm or just check your computer’s clock).

Writing for a fixed length of time like this is called freewriting and it’s a very useful journalling exercise. The rules are: start with the prompt, don’t stop and keep your fingers/pen moving for the full 5 minutes.

You can carry on after 5 minutes if you have found your flow!

For scrapbookers, this can be a useful exercise if there was a soundtrack to the photo you are scrapping - if it was an occasion with a special song, such as a wedding, or a particular time. If you have a photo from 1983, for example, try to listen to pop music from that era and see if it helps you put the photo in context...

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