When I think, I think big and in many directions at once.
Just like the quote, I succumb to periods of insanity when I create lessons, presentations, and all the artifacts of my professional life. The other times, I feel horribly and boringly SANE. In my life, these "sane" times would be the hours I spend planning out the steps of each project I do. The "sanity" bookends the whirlwind and passionate creation flows.
Think that sounds like a mental health issue? (bi-polar much?) I would partially agree. Although I do come from a long line of psychosis, this issue in my life seems extremely manageable. So, like people with autism or other brain functioning spectrums, I just consider this part of my process. It's all about the self-love, right?
One low tech solution that has worked this year has been card stock.
I got it at the beginning of the year with my supply money and I have to say, it has really paid off. The stiffer paper makes it easier to carry and more durable than regular paper. I can also cut it out and put it my journal. Gotta say, it as a bit game changing as I can keep the same five pieces of paper on my desk for about a month before they are completely used up.
It's crowded, but efficient!!