Quiet Down Your Mind With A Brain Dump
In today’s video we’re going to go over a few things about Brain Dumps and how it can benefit you.
Finding calm can be next to impossible when you have a million thoughts swirling around in your head. It's stressful when you have so many details going on inside your brain. These rambling, disorganized thoughts are always with you and it can seem like there's no escape.
I know of one simple trick that can help you to overcome that helpless feeling. I'd like to share it with you today. It's called a brain dump, and it truly is as easy as it sounds. Once you learn this technique, you'll no longer be forced to deal with the overwhelm of an overcrowded mind.
Let’s first discuss – what exactly is a “Brain Dump”
A brain dump is simply taking what's in your brain and transferring it to another place. This place can be onto a piece of paper or into digital form like a computer or an app on your phone or word.
What's important is that you clear your mind of all the clutter, so that you can think clearly again. Dumping the excess thoughts and information from your brain, to a different storage medium frees up valuable space. It also unloads that heavy burden you may be feeling. You'll feel more at peace once you've experienced this process.
So what are the: Benefits of a Brain Dump
Well, there are a number of benefits to performing a brain dump. Let's take a look at just a few of them. First of all, it clears your head.
Just seeing the information in front of you, gives you a sense of control over it. Your brain is cleared, kind of like a computer cache. There's now more room in it, so that it can function better. Once you’ve taken all of those thoughts from your head and placed them in a place where you can see them, you then have a lot of options. Information is far easier to sort out when it's right in front of you, compared to when it's swirling around in your mind.
You can then organize that information into a format that makes sense, this will help you to process things better so that you can make plans. You'll find the information is now organized and more readily manageable. It’ll be so much easier to gain focus and to be more productive in your life or business.
Now that we discussed what a Brain Dump actually is, let’s talk about: How to do a Brain Dump:
Performing a brain dump is easy. Choose your format, whether that’s a pen and paper, or you prefer putting the info into an app or typing it up on your laptop. Keep in mind that, writing things down can be very therapeutic, and it can help you retain information better. What's important is that you remove the clutter from your mind, and then find a way to organize and process it all.
Set aside some quiet time, at least a half hour to write down everything that's in your head. Keep going until you can't think of anything else. Try to use the time you've chosen, but don't frustrate yourself if you truly can't think of more to write down.
Then come back to the information later to categorize and organize it in a way that makes more sense.
Some people like doing this as soon as they wake up as part of their morning routine, but you do this on a weekly basis as well. It’s completely up to you, it all depends on how you feel and what you need. Trust me, you'll find you that you feel more refreshed and able to think more clearly after your brain dump session.
I'd love to hear your thoughts, have you tried doing a brain dump? How often do you do it?