Crash & Burn Exercise

Frequency: Whenever you want to practice

Another great way to resurrect old and forgotten memories is to jog your brain through a stream-of-consciousness writing exercise. To do a Crash & Burn exercise, you set a timer for 10 minutes, and write down whatever words come to your mind, linking words and ideas together if it helps, but without any need for what you write to make any sense.

A few tips for doing a Crash & Burn exercises as Matthew Dicks shares in the book:

  • Don't get attached to any one idea
  • Don't judge any thought or idea that appears in your mind
  • Don't allow your fingers to stop moving

Crash and Burn exercise

When you sign up for StoryCoach, you will get an email once a month reminding you to do the Crash & Burn exercise. Over time, you will start to trigger memories that will add to your arsenal of events and moments from your life that could be stories worth telling.