Does your mind ever feel so full - clogged up with ideas, possibilities or concerns, that you don’t know what to focus on?
Do you wonder what to get started on first?
Do you sometimes want to just curl up under a blanket and hope it all goes away?
Here is my productivity tip of the day: The brain dump.
If you're not sure what to work on, or are feeling overwhelmed, the brain dump is my favourite way to ‘clear the decks’.
It’s a simple, yet under-utilised productivity activity.
How it works -
You simply take 5 minutes to write out all the things that are on your mind. I mean, pour it all out.
Write down everything you can think of - clear it out of your head.
Don’t stop until you have an aching hand if possible!
Externalising is powerful.
It removes thoughts from swimming around inside you, churning up extra blood glucose, which is exhausting!
The next step is to start to roughly prioritise and timeline the tasks out as to when you'll do them
The final step is to take your top 3 priorities and write down the next most simple step for each one.
This helps you to close the open loops in your brain. It can really allow new spaciousness and can unlock the door to your focus and creativity and release new energy.
Take a few minutes now and do the brain dump now!
If you've been feeling overwhelmed, you will feel better almost instantly.
Pick up more tips and strategies at my “Prosper with Productivity” workshop on Saturday 3rd Nov, where we deep-dive into getting the most important things DONE!
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