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Try a Brain Dump of Ideas
Ah, the brain dump. Few things are more beneficial to anyone, especially those who crave some more creativity in their life, and a little less chaos. Here is what the brain dump is all about and how you can do it in your journal.
About Brain Dumps
It is exactly how it sounds. You are dumping all those thoughts in your brain onto paper. This serves a few purposes. First of all, it helps to get through all the overwhelming chaos of multiple thoughts that often happens. This happens to everyone but tends to be worse with people who have busy lives and demanding jobs.
Another benefit of the brain dump is that it can help you come up with ideas you didn’t know you had. This is useful if you want to be more creative and give yourself time and freedom to be creative.
How to do a Brain Dump
The simplest way is just to start writing down your thoughts in your journal. You can start anywhere, but typically once the pen hits paper, you already know what direction you want to go. Don’t think about it too much; just keep writing until you feel relaxed. You will notice the moment when you have gotten all the most critical or worrisome thoughts out. It feels like you can retake a deep breath.
Organizing Your Thoughts
If you are like most people, the thoughts will be extremely scattered, one bouncing off another. This is when you want to take your ideas and start organizing them to try and make more sense of them. Take your journal entry and make notes or re-write some of them on other pages if you are using categories. This will, of course, depend on what you have written down.
This is not something you necessarily need to do anything with. Sometimes, you will come up with ideas or even have a creative spark during a brain dump that inspires you to start a new project. Other times, it is just done to clear your head so you can focus on other things.
Try to do brain dumps in your journal on a routine basis to get the full benefits of them.
Dump those thoughts now onto paper and clear your head,