Written on: June 30th, 2009 by: in Learning Journeys
Kathy here: Yes, three weeks have flown by since I recognized my Learner's Block. Three weeks in which I dug into drawers, binders and boxes filled with ideas, theories and creative offerings. Why? I couldn't concentrate on my reading! The revelation? It's all about the organizers. Per dictionary.com, a means which encourages one to: put together in an orderly, functional, structured whole, arrange in a coherent form, arrange in a desired pattern or structure. And, my favorite, to develop into or assume an organic structure. It's practically poetry.
It turns out that I was not suffering from Learner's Block. I was suffering from Disorganized Thought Syndrome. As I pulled materials together, began to group like-with-like, to winnow out the irrelevant, the juices started to flow once more. Ideas actually came into my mind unbidden. I wasn't sure that was still possible. So, whether the word organization brings you a vision of aisle after aisle of office supplies just waiting for your touch or sends cold shivers down your spine, accept that organizers move us forward. They help make our paths obvious. They make our brains happy and rested. Unfortunately, they also make them bored which is how we get into these messes.
Last, I used the phrase Disorganized Thought Syndrome because I know this issue will arise for me again in other forms. Remember, a syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality. Would you care to share your disorganized thought problem?