Clear Your Mind with a Brain Dump
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with everything you need to do to? Your brain is full of to-do lists, chores, appointments, errands, groceries, and the list goes on and on. My top secret to reducing stress and overwhelm is a brain dump!
I do a brain dump every day and it has been a game changer for my anxiety! Doing a daily brain dump gives me instant clarity, reduces anxiety, and frees up space in that scattered brain of mine! According to Psychology Today, “mom brain” aka overwhelm, comes with being overwhelmed by new and challenging responsibilities that invade the same space where our old responsibilities still reside.
All you need to do is grab a piece of paper and pen (phone is okay too if you absolutely have to put pen to paper is always better!!).
Write Everything Down
Write down EVERYTHING that is on your mind that needs to get done. Laundry, dishes, mop, trash, get the mail, meal ideas, groceries, that doctor appointment you need to make, those shoes you wanted to shop for, that hobby you wanted to start, the workout plan you need to actually plan, etc…
The Objective of a Brain Dump
The goal is to get it out of your head and on to paper. You can take it a step further and then take some “must do’s” and create a to-do list for your day. Your brain dump is not a to-do list, just a big mental dump.
I typically have the same things on my brain dump again and again, but I always end feeling a weight taken off my shoulders.