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Do you ever find yourself feeling scatterbrained?
As if you have a never-ending stream of thoughts running through your head?
Or, perhaps you struggle to switch off at night and fall asleep because your mind is racing?
We’ve all been there. Thankfully, there’s a solution that can help you take control of your thoughts and declutter your mind.
All you need is a brain dump template!
Brain dump worksheet PDF
These sheets were designed with busy moms in mind (since that is what I know best), so they are broken down into the 4 following categories:
- and ME (you)
If these don’t work for you or you’d like to do a brain dump with different categories or prompts, there are 2 blank versions also.
All templates have a section at the bottom for writing down your top 3 priorities. These will be the top tasks you focus on first once you’ve completed your brain dump.
How to use these brain dump templates
The goal is to list everything that’s currently on your mind.
Don’t worry about grammar mistakes either – just write down what you’re thinking.
Include things you MUST do, should do, might do, want to do, and any new ideas you can’t stop thinking about.
For example, if you are a parent and you need to make your child a dentist appointment, write it down. Pay a bill? Brainstorm for a new business?
Write it all down no matter how big or small.
Also, please know that it’s completely okay to write down things you know you can’t possibly do in one day.
The point of a brain dump is to get everything that’s on your mind out of your head and onto some paper. I can’t stress this enough.
The goal is not to create an insanely long to-do list that you will never realistically finish.
A clear mind makes it much easier for you to focus on your priorities.
Speaking of priorities – that is step 2.
Once you have listed every single task or thought you can think of, choose 1-3 main things to focus your attention on first.
Then, you can save the rest for later.
How often should I do a brain dump?
There’s no right or wrong answer.
A brain dump should be completed whenever you feel overwhelmed or need to clear your head. It can also be used as a periodic self-care activity that you do every morning or every night.
If you’re finding it hard to sleep at night or feel as though you are lacking clarity, I’d say it’s time to print a brain dump template and start writing.