Looking for a new way to manage your stress and the overwhelmed feelings from the day to day life? Don’t worry. I got you! Today we’ll talk about how incredible the brain dump page in your (bullet) journal is.
Why Do You Need a Brain Dump Page
While for extroverts, hanging out with friends will make the stress go away, that doesn’t always apply to introverts.
A brain dump is one of the best ways that I still to this day, use it when I feel overwhelmed or stressed out.
Here are some other reasons why you should have the brain dump page in your bullet journal:
1. It helps you release the stress
Surprisingly, this always works like magic to me especially when I have so many things going on. While lots of people like to do it right after they wake up in the morning, I prefer to do it before I go to sleep at night.
The main reason is that during the day I’d feel super stressed out and my head was full of so many unnecessary thoughts, so by writing down at the end of the day, I’d feel relief and ready to have a good sleep at night.
2. It helps you understand yourself and your emotions better
Have you ever felt like you’re out of control of your own emotions? Part of it because you might not aware of your own pattern so you’ll end up burst out and feel like you are lack control.
Having a brain dump and literally using it every day can help you recognize and understand yourself better. By writing down all of your thoughts, long enough you can find your way to handle some situations because you are fully aware of how you feel.
3. It makes you more focus on your work/study
When you put your thoughts on a piece of paper, that also means you throw away those unnecessary thoughts in your mind that don’t serve you any good purpose. At the same time, you could save so much energy rather than investing your time in those thoughts.
Therefore, you can focus on things that more important to you. If you focus more on your study/work, there’s a high chance you’ll get better results.
4. It increases your overall happiness
I found it easier to feel happy when I don’t have too much stuff in my head. It feels light and I certainly become more present.
For you to feel happier in life, it’s important that you are aware of things that weigh you down and cut those off. Brain dump page will help you with this because its main purpose is to reduce as many unnecessary thoughts as it can so you won’t feel overwhelmed at the end of the day.
5. It helps you understand & interact with people around you better
Lastly, by doing a brain dump activity in your journal every day it increases your chance to have a better social life. Because let’s be honest, it’s hard to focus and listen to other people’s problems when you yourself aren’t in a good place mentally.
So if you feel like you’ve been caught up with your own world and your relationships with others aren’t getting better, then it’s time to try out the brain dump for you to have more focus.
How to Create a Brain Dump Page
Supplies You Need:
- Tombow Dual Brush (optional)
- Washi Tapes (optional)
When it comes to creating it, there are different layout ideas that you may try (which I would include later after this section).
But first, you’ll have to think of which parts you want to focus on. Whether you want to write down your thoughts about your job, family, or relationships.
Brain Dump Layouts You Might Want to Try
Here is some cute and stunning brain dump inspiration for you to create your own.
A simple brain dump page looks for those of you who don’t have much time.
I love how aesthetics this layout looks like. It actually motivates me to write down my thoughts every single day.
Summer isn’t over yet and this brain dump is just the perfect inspiration if you are looking for a summer-themed.
Who knows you can make your brain dump look this cute with only 2 colors? Definitely worth trying this out.
In the mood of a galaxy-themed with the purple-themed? then you’ll love this one.
A more colorful brain dump layout that you might want to try.
I love how the purple color doesn’t look too much here and the hand-lettering at the top makes it more appealing.
I’m in love with how cute this layout looks like with the washi tapes all over the page.
A highlights page you definitely need in your bujo.
Another washi tape decorations on the page and I love how organized this looks like.
In case you want to go for the minimalist look, then this one is perfect for you.
While fall season isn’t here yet, I’m already obsessed with this layout and can’t wait to try it out.
Aaaand that’s all I have for the brain dump section. I’m hoping this can be somewhat useful. In case you feel overwhelmed with the layouts, try to create a simple one, and focus on the benefits of having one in your bullet journal spreads.
Once you get used to it, then you can try to play around with the layouts and make them pretty. At the end of the day, what’s important is for you to find it useful and improve your overall life.
Stay creative and keep creating! I’ll see you on Tuesday:)