A brain dump (haha) is the technical term used for the process of transferring your thoughts, ideas, errands and anything else that is clogging your brains and capture them. The benefits are twofold:
1- Clears your head so you can focus on the important task at hand
2- Gives you a full picture of everything you need and want to do.
If your head too looks like an internet browser that has about 40 different tabs open ranging from amazon to that sad tab that was used to see if you spelt “accommodate” right then you need to take a brain dump.
Just like your computer the more thoughts you have in your head the slower your brain works so you need to empty all the shit from your brain that is keeping you from being productive. Get them all out and dump them on a page and connect the dots later.
Here is what I do. I have this scrap piece of paper that I use throughout the day, usually a posit in my diary. Then at the end of the day I upload it onto my trello which I can absorb, categorise and organise plus I have the app on my phone so it’s always with me.
I like to take a brain dump at the end of every day because I’m a scatter brain and my mind is constantly on the go, but some people prefer every week or every couple days. You figure out what works best for you.
It may initially feel overwhelming to see everything you need and want to do spread out in front of you. But man, that shit feels good as you feel accomplished and in control. Once you understand the full picture of your life, you can start to prioritise, set goals and achieve way fucking more. More to follow in a blog on our website.