Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all that is going on in your head?
What projects do I have going on at work? Do I have enough clean clothes? Is there enough gas in the car? I need to remember to call and make that appointment. I haven’t spent time with my friends lately, we should make a plan to get together. When am I going to have time to clean my house? When will I get time for myself? What would I even do if I had time to myself?
I could go on and on. Somedays I feel my brain going in a million different directions and I don’t know what I need to do next.
I wanted to share with you what I have found works for me when I find myself being pulled every which way by my brain.
A brain dump.
Pull out a piece of paper and a pen and start writing down anything and everything that is in your head.
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Once you have anything and everything that comes to mind on the paper, go back through and highlight or circle the 3 things that are most important to get done right now.
I usually write these down on a sticky note and keep my big list in my notebook.
Your brain can rest knowing you have everything that it was thinking down on paper and you have a shorter list of the 3 most important. Once you complete those, take your list back out and pick 3 more out!
I would love to hear other strategies that work for you when you are feeling overwhelmed! Share in the comments.