Do you guys do this? I find a mind dump very beneficial.
Yes, meditation and yoga creates a lot of space in the mind but those pesky thoughts and ideas that take up all the space just creeps back in. It is natural to think, we can’t not think but we can control what we think and with practice we can find a peace in our minds. Our minds don’t have to be our enemies, we have trained the mind to think in a certain way. We have years and years of training to work through. This will take a while and mind dumps can help.
What I like to do is find a blank notebook or journal, this book will become a home for my thoughts. I like to keep my mind dumps separate from my actual journal. I have a journal, a book for mind dumps and my daily “bullet journal”.
I will do a mind dump every morning, I wake up go through my morning routine and then settle in front of my journals. Armed with a cup of coffee I will go through my To-Do for the day, then I will do my mind dump. I open up to a clean page and I start writing, I try not to judge my writing. It doesn’t have to make sense. Write whatever comes to mind, whatever you need to get out. Write, write, write, write until you are empty, until you feel peaceful, until you can breathe with ease. As soon as I am done with my mind dump I close the book. I don’t read it. It has left my mind, I don’t want to put it back in. I then do my gratitude. I list all that I am grateful for in that moment. Then I am ready to start my day. All of this doesn’t take too long. I would say it takes me about 15 to 20 minutes every morning. It allows me space to enjoy my breakfast with my momma. I don’t like eating on a full mind. 🙂
If you decide to try this out, I hope you find it beneficial. If you already do it and find it helps, then I am glad! We need all the love and support we can get and who better to receive it from than yourself?
I hope you have all had a wonderful day today! I for one am enjoying the change of seasons!
Until next time,