Simple Living

Brain Dump

Welcome to my ‘Simplify your life’ series.

In case you missed it, be sure to read my first post in this series, where I share more tips on how to declutter your life.

Today I am sharing my tips on how to Brain Dump.

Brain Dump is a way to unload and relax your brain by simply getting every task, project, and idea floating in your mind to a trusted system.

So, here we go.


Step 1: Write everything down

Grab a pen and paper and write down everything and anything that comes to mind.

You can use this ‘trigger list‘ to help you in the process.


Step 2: Make lists

Organize and categorize every item on your big list.

You can create 3 simple lists like ‘Musts’ (things you’ve committed to doing ), ‘Wants’ (things you would like to do but haven’t committed to them yet) and ‘Perhaps’ (things you may want to do at some point but are far down on the priority list).

Or, create more specific ones like ‘Phone calls to make’, ‘Home to-dos’, ‘Projects’, ‘Errands’, etc.

It is really up to you and given to your needs and preferences.


Step3: Decide what you do/don’t care about

Honestly evaluate each item on each list.

You will probably find some things that have been plaguing your mind you don’t even interested in wasting time doing. Cross it off and get rid off it.


Step 4: Get Things Done

Start completing the things on your lists.

You can prioritize the items in each list, or even the lists themselves, and tackle the important ones first.


Happy decluttering!

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