What is a Brain Dump?
Updated: May 21
If you're anything like me, I would imagine that you have a gazillion things that you want to do along and.another gazillion that you have to do.
Well, it's really not a gazillion things! But that's what it feels like when everything is up in the air and you feel so overwhelmed. Right!? I love helping the people I coach learn how to Brain Dump. In just a few easy steps you can learn this too!
Introducing The Brain Dump:
What is a Brain Dump?
This is when you sit down and list EVERYTHING out that is on your mind. All of the things you day or week or month. If it's taking up space in your head, write it down!
Benefits of Brain Dumping:
- It helps to declutter your mind and reduces stress, anxiety and overwhelm.
- It can increase your productivity and focus while helping you to generate new ideas.
- It can help you with organization and planning of the tasks that you need to keep yourself focused and on track.
- It can be a form of journaling self reflection and self awareness.
👉 In a nutshell, this is a powerful technique for decluttering your mind, gaining clarity and unlocking your potential. This can be used in all areas of your life!
How to do a Brain Dump:
Take all of the thoughts that you have on your mind and write them down on paper or digital format.
Having a designated notebook or file for this is a great way to keep track of all of your Brain Dumps to look back on.
Carve out a specific amount of time to do this. It can be one hour, one day or a week.
If doing it in a single sitting, setting a timer is helpful. If you want to think about it for a day or week, set your notepad on the table and dump onto it as you go along.
Once you have your Brain Dump done, organize, categorize and prioritize your ideas.
You can color code your categories. (I use the same calendar for everything)
assign a time frame for each thing on your newly developed list.
I hope this was helpful. Now that you have a handle on how to do a Brain Dump, would you like to know how to transfer this into Time Blocking? If yes, you can do that here.
Also, if you have a question or want to share something just post it in the comments. I'd love to hear from you.