Brain Dump Daily: Best Tip Ever

Brain Dump – it doesn’t sound very appealing but when I started working I was constantly getting ideas. They were about how to be more efficient, organise something, create something or just remembering the lunch date that I had booked in with my friend three weeks ago that I only just remembered was on Friday. These ideas would hang around for a little bit and then fly off as I got onto the next task. I never dumped them down so that I would remember them when I needed too.

I would then remember these things weeks later and realise they would of made my life extremely easy if I had done them before then. After a while I decided that I needed something. A way to get the thoughts out of my head and put into actions.

So I went out and bought a pretty book and carried it with me everywhere (it also gave me an excuse to buy a few new handbags because I needed to fit the book into the bag I was carrying around). When I had an idea I wrote it down and then at night I would sit on my bed and complete a brain dump page. It got it all out of my head. It was a great way to get all my new ideas for work down.

3 sections needed on your brain dump page

  1. Things I needed to do
  2. Appointments I needed to book in
  3. Ideas

At the time I was a university student who was working full time with a lot of social and family responsibilities so I created a brain dump page that I printed off and put into my diary. It kept everything together. I still do it to this day.

It is an A4 page that I can brain dump all my ideas into. I use one page a day and use it in my morning routine when creating my to do list (see my ‘The Perfect To-Do List’ article here for more details). After all we can’t be expected to remember everything. So anything that you know you need to remember – write it down!

Are you ready to start doing daily brain dumps? Click here for your FREE worksheet.

Belle xo



  1. Cassie @ Be Forever Healthier

    May 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I’m so using that brain dump sheet! So pretty! And I think it is a great idea to put down all your ideas on a page. I swear my mind gets so cluttered with every little thing. I get so overwhelmed I forget everything! Thanks Belle!!

    1. Belle Howard

      May 10, 2017 at 8:10 am

      You are welcome, Cassie!! I’m glad you like it. It’s a great resource and you can scribble to your heart’s content!

  2. Gwen Bee

    May 10, 2017 at 3:46 am

    This is a great idea! I dispensed with digital diaries a few years ago – I now always have an actual diary/book with me at all times so that I can write stuff down when it occurs to me otherwise I just don’t remember it. I love the idea of a brain dump – brilliant!!

    1. Belle Howard

      May 10, 2017 at 8:09 am

      Thanks, Gwen! I’m glad you love it. I love my diary too. I can’t seem to detach myself from the paper version.

  3. Caroline

    May 12, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Love this post Belinda, I’m definitely a list-making kind of person and tend to jot down my ideas when they come to me during the night. Thanks so much for the free worksheet

    1. Belle Howard

      May 13, 2017 at 2:17 am

      Thanks, Caroline. I am super excited that you like the worksheet. Happing brain dumping!

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