Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Challenge #38: Brain Dump
What thoughts, notions, and self-talk block your mind and keep you off balance?
In The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron writes about morning pages where she encourages the reader to wake early and write three pages longhand every morning. She calls this writing a “brain dump” because it clears the brain of the miscellaneous rabble that prevents productivity. When you feel weighed down with thoughts and there’s a lot on your mind, unblock your creativity energy with a brain dump. Let the thoughts flow from your mind to the page. When your emotions seem to be too much, DUMP it all out. Let the anxieties, fears, misgivings, and worries flood the page. You don’t have to do it every morning, and you don’t have to write three pages, just whenever you need it.
What is worrying you and causing you anxiety? What thoughts are swirling and flying through your mind? How can you purge your mind?