Get Clarity with Brain Dump Journal

Have you ever found yourself struggling to focus on a task because your mind was filled with too many other thoughts? Or have you ever been lying in bed trying to fall asleep, but your brain keeps racing and won’t let you rest? If so, then it’s time for you to grab a pen and paper (or open up a blank document on your computer) and start doing some brain dumps!

What is Brain Dump?

A brain dump is the act of clearing out all the ideas, thoughts, and worries churning around in your head by writing them down. It’s like taking everything from inside of your mind and dumping it onto paper or digital form. The idea behind this technique is that getting these thoughts out of our heads frees up mental space for more relevant information while reducing cognitive load.

How does Brain Dump work?

When we try to hold onto numerous things at once, our brains become cluttered, making focusing harder or nearly impossible. Writing down every thought lets us see them linked together rather than just storing them separately as jumbled-up information in our minds.

Brain-dumping helps declutter your innermost struggles by separating irrelevant stuff from important ones such as tasks that need completion throughout the day/week/month ahead.

Apart from achieving clarity-by-comparison as mentioned earlier between different pending tasks – brain-dumping can also help reduce anxiety [1].

Now that we understand what brain dumping means let’s dive into how exactly we can get started with this process:

Getting Started With Your First-Bundle-Of-Thoughts

Once you’ve decided to give braingdumping a shot here are few suggestions one could use :

Find A Suitable Method Of Recording

Some people might prefer using an old-fashioned strategy – pen & paper when writing their ideas while others may want something more technological like voice recording software applications/devices such as Evernote, OneNote, or Trello.

Select A Calm Environment

Braindumping is a step towards de-cluttering one’s mind – this process demands an environment free of distractions where ideas can flow uninterrupted. Try to find a peaceful workspace, clear up any mess or clutter items from around you and let the thoughts roll in!

Set Time For Yourself

Give yourself undisturbed time that works best for your schedule- such as waking up early naturally, getting done with household chores preceded by external interference in your day time or after work when everything shuts off eventually. Creating a timed thinking window ensures better productivity without feeling overwhelmed during brainstorming sessions.

Set Your End Goal

One of the primary goals of brain dumps can vary depending on personal choices – some people want clarity before starting new projects or completing existing ones while others merely use it as therapeutic release from constant worries that keep hovering over their minds. Decide on which objective suits you better before beginning because particular emphasis would need additional attention over other aspects.

Once you’re ready – here’s what to start doing:

Steps To Follow During Brain Dump Journal Session

1) Start Writing Down Everything On Your Mind
Begin jotting down every thought that comes into your head even if it seems irrelevant at first:

Doesn’t matter how small; Let anything come in focus-particularly word vomits/gibberish-like drops being hurled onto pages (as Lewis Carroll says “In the end…’tis words that define us.”)

2) Take A Break When Needed While Staying Focused

Allow breaks whenever required for regrouping oneself but do not spend time more considerable than needed otherwise expected benefits may diminish entirely through prolonged interruptions within each session itself.

3) Edit & Clean Up Later
After finishing writing down all our thoughts takes another break and revisit them later.

Here are few practices useful for editing/cleaning-up those thoughts:

Organizing Your Ideas

Writing down every thought in sequence places your ideas in no particular order, which makes it harder to understand their relation. Rearranging them helps put everything into perspective.

Divide overly-ambiguous thoughts and segregate them according to themes, then sub-themes eventually allowing a categorized format for better accessibility of grouped content leading towards relevant actionable items.

Once you clear up all the unnecessary noise keep editing out the trash/debris – whatever does not serve you positively remove it from pages or digital documents retaining only important pieces.

And there’s the end of our session ….. Hang on!

Wrapping Up

That’s all there is to Brain Dump journaling! Start by writing whatever comes to mind as mentioned earlier, taking notice without censoring oneself while remaining free-flowing with jargons/slangs/etcetera. By doing so, one gains clarity and motivation through clearing away any potential monkey-brain distractions lowering levels of anxiety providing mental spacing that would enable an individual to plan schedules effectively toward successful goals.

Happy Brain Dump Journal-ing! Stay Sharp!

[1] : Baumeister RF , Masicampo EJ , Vohs KD . (2011). Do conscious thoughts cause behavior? Annu Rev Psychol;62:331–61

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