The Freedom of Brain Dumping

Brain dumping


Brain dumping has freed me up from the confines I had placed on myself about what is a journal and what is a list.  It allows me to just get it all out and down on paper. It gives me power over my own thoughts and helps to curb my anxiety. By spending a few minutes each morning and/or evening writing down everything that is on my mind, I can free up my thoughts to concentrate and focus on the activities of the day.

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According to Wikipedia

The phrase brain dump refers to these things:

  1. Generally, the transfer of a large quantity of information from one person to another or to a storage and retrieval medium is referred to as a ‘brain dump’.
  2. In slang, it can describe a hurried explanation of a system, job, skillset, or other engineering subject.
  3. In computing, the phrase describes the taking of a snapshot of the internal state of a knowledge database for transfer or archiving purposes. Thus, the copying of any dataset might be called a ‘brain dump’ if its contents could be colloquially referred to as a ‘brain’.


Brain dump Journal


Brain dumping can be a list, a paragraph, sketches, or even poetry.  There is no wrong or right way to brain dump.  Whatever you need to do to get your thoughts down on paper is fine. When I feel my mind racing or when I start overthinking I just put it down on paper. Getting it on paper provides that release valve that I need for my anxiety.  Brain dumping gives me the space to breathe and really look at what is controlling my thoughts.

About once a week, I go through my brain dump and move anything necessary over to my task list and my planner. I also look over my Brain dump journal when I’m stuck for writing ideas.  I often find ideas for blog posts and short stories in my ramblings from weeks before.

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Here’s a great video on the benefits of brain dumping.




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