Have you ever experienced a mind full of tangled thoughts or have you ever had thousands of thoughts that you need to do in a limited time and you don’t know how to figure them out?
Or else, do you want to start a business or make future goals and you don’t know what field you must choose or what is your ultimate desire or purpose?
This topic is for you. Once you go through the article will realise an easy and most suitable way to clarify your uncertain thoughts or decision.
We all have busy schedules and most of us are not 100% organized when it comes to life.
Because of many reasons, sometimes days are not much productive and sometimes these kinds of days become weeks or months. It’s completely fine to take a break from anything until you rejuvenate your mentality clear your mind. But somehow once we come back to our usual life, there is a lot to catch up and a lot to complete with no time which leads to another mental breakdown.
This is where the brain dump method comes to play.
What is the Brain Dump?
Merriam Webster says brain Dump is “the act or an instance of comprehensively and uncritically expressing and recording one’s thoughts and ideas (as on a particular topic)”.
That means pumping out all your thoughts from your mind and write them down. It’s like separating all the items in your grocery bags and put them on relevant shelves. In this way, it’s easier to detangle your thoughts and easier to make an action plan on them. This process is similar to journaling and the methods, and the systems depend on your needs.
Why is Brain Dumping Important?
The importance or the benefits of brain dumping is depending on who you ask. People use this method for various purposes and hers are some major benefits of brain dumping.
- Increase Productivity
- Improve mental clarity
- Helps to be grounded
- Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
- Ease to make future goals and action plans on them
- Great help to maintain a daily to-do list
- Don’t miss out or forget great ideas
- Help to keep us on track
- Ease your manifestation process
- Ideal to declutter thoughts and mind
What is the the most effective way of doing the brain dump?
There is no particular way of doing a brain dump and as we discussed earlier, the way you do this is depending on your needs. However, the main purpose of brain dumping is organising our thoughts. Therefore, there should be a more organised process for this.
First of all, you need to relax your mind or calm down because now you are going to pump up your tangled thoughts, feelings, ideas and everything that bother you without forcing you. You can sit in a quiet corner of your place and then start the process.
You can do this in two ways. (Of course, you can do it any way you want. But these the common ways that most of the people are recommended)
The first way is you can write down every thought or every idea in your book or a paper and then you can categorise or prioritise them.
The second way is you can make a categorised worksheet and you can write down your thoughts in the respective category.
There is one thing that you need to keep in mind which is you don’t have to be hesitant to write down your thoughts because no one is going to read them but you. Therefore, there’s no such thing as silly thoughts or useless/meaningless ideas. Without judgement, write all of them down.
One of the most effective brain dumping methods is morning journaling. According to the book The Power OF Subconscious Mind, Dr. Joseph Murphy says, our unconscious mind starts its best work in our sleep. If we wake up suddenly in the middle of the night from a dream, try to write down all the thing that comes to our mind without any effort and that will give you some answers to the problems or questions we had deep down of our mind.
Therefore, regardless of the time we wake up, it’s always good to journal in the morning. But you can do this any time you need clarity of your mind or any time you need to make your daily plans or future goals.
If you need to be organized and productive, brain dumping is an effective method. Everything you need to do this is with you.
Not only the most successful people, but huge companies also do brain dumps whenever they take huge decisions because it’s easier to see the most effective path or most suitable idea when you list them down rather than relentlessly swirling around them. That is why occasional brain dumping is vital to sort out things and to plan our journey.