2. Start with Simple Braindumps
I think there are a few different ways to go about “brain dumping”, but I’ll share what has worked well for me.
Essentially, all I do is open up whatever form of journal I am using and I starting dumping out everything on my mind. Like I said earlier, I don’t focus on punctuation, spelling, or honestly making much sense at all. I genuinely just pour out my thoughts into the journal.
Now the ultimate act of brain dumping offers some incredible benefits in and of itself, like leaving you feeling much lighter with a less cluttered mind. But the real benefits of journaling through brain dumping come from after you step away.
After you pour your soul into your journal, I want you to close it and drink some water, watch tv, or even close your journaling tool for the day. BUT THEN I want you to come back to it later on (30 minutes, a few hours, or the next day) and read through it.