2. Do a Brain Dump
If your mind is overwhelmed with all of the things you need to do, a brain dump can help. It’ll only take you a few minutes, but when you’re finished, your brain will be ready to rest.
To complete this activity, you’ll need a piece of paper, a pen, and a timer. Once you’re ready, sit down in a comfortable place and set your timer for five minutes.
Now, begin writing down every single thought that comes to mind. You can write down:
- Tasks you need to put on your to-do list for tomorrow
- Meal plans you have in mind
- Worries from the day
- Friends you want to connect with
- Books you want to read
Anything that you’re thinking about, write it down. Write freely, letting your brain empty its contents onto the piece of paper.
When your timer beeps, stop writing. Now that your thoughts are written down, you can let them go. They no longer need to keep you up at night.