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?

3 comments:

Judy H in NC said...

catching up on my blog reading and this was one of the first I'm reading....it fits so well with what I am going through right now. So I am going to 'dump' my brain with a lengthy journal entry and a walk with the dogs. Thanks for the inspiration.

Eric said...

Judy, I need to dump mine as well. Thanks for visiting.

Erin Keane said...

I love your prompts as walways. Thank you for taking the time to write them! Here is my journal response: How to USE Your Journal