Brain Dumps (at least for me) can happen spontaneously and I must have a paper and pen near me at all time.
However, you can set aside time in your schedule for Brain Dumps it can be morning, afternoon or evening.
It is so important to know that you can set an atmosphere where you can have an effective Brain Dumps; I have set aside time for a Brain Dump and NOTHING and soon as I am this creative environment; wisdom, ideas, instructions flow!
One of my go to ways for a Creative Environment for me is:
Brain Dumps are good because you so you don’t place a demand on your brain to remember everything; this can be frustrating trying to remember something. Brain Dumps allows you to free your mind and it also allows you to relax because you are not relying on what you were supposed to remember; all you have to do is refer to your notes.
Can Brain Dumps happen spontaneously, Yes, they can? This happens to me often, and it is the reason I always have a pen and paper with me at all times (even when I am walking). So many, great ideas and instructions have come to me spontaneously. Keeping a pen (or pencil) and paper with you allows you to jot down the information from your brain to the paper and you are not stressing out trying to remember the thought.
If at all possible, keep a note book for Brain Dumps with you it doesn’t have to be a 3-inch binder; it can be a small notebook or journal that you pick up from the Dollar Store, that is small enough to put in your pocketbook or bag and be sure to have plenty of pens and pencils. I have had so many times that I have had my notebook and NOTHING to write with.
Can Brain Dumps be created? Yes, they can Creative Environments are amazing (that’s another blog post), but using the steps above will assist you in creating a Brain Dump; when scheduling your Brain Dumps, which you should daily even if it’s for 10 minutes; write in your notebook or utilize the free printable below. I you have purchased The Living on Purpose Matrix Planner the “Notes Page” is an awesome document for Brain Dumps, just Label it “Brain Dump” and put the date on it and get to writing.