Keep on Writing for Yourself – Give it a Brain Dump

Recently I have been writing a lot, which does not really show on this blog because none of it was published! Part of it was to re-find my joy in writing and the other was simply a brain dump.

I have been writing in my journal, just jotting down what my thoughts are and the activities that have kept my time. It´s a useful, simple way of clearing your head. When there is so much going on in your mind and you can not just stop and concentrate, write it all down instead. Every little thought, whether it seems good or bad, project it out. Write it on a piece of paper or in your notes on your phone.

Taking what you´re thinking about, seeing what you do throughout the day and putting that on paper, virtual or otherwise, helps to organise priorities. It helps you see where you really want  to focus, to better see where the ideas that have been occupying your mind are. Maybe they are not so large as you originally thought.

It´s called brain dumping.

Brain dumping is all about dumping everything elsewhere instead of keeping it bottled up inside. You do not have to share it anywhere or with anyone, unless you want to, but knowing no-one else will see it can be easier to remove your normal filter.

Filtering what you say everyday to people is fine, you don´t tell everyone absolutely everything you´re thinking at all times. It´s overwhelming to begin with but also not every thought had, is a thought that reflects who you are on a whole. But those tiny insignificant non-defining thoughts can sometimes stick in our heads. These want out, so give it an outlet.

So the next time you find yourself in a little bit of stress, a time of uncertainty, a world of confusion, try a little brain dumping. Take the filter off, remove the social mask and let it all out.

You can re-read, reflect or simply get rid of it straight after. Usually all three in that in order is useful. Please be careful not to over analyse though, you´ll have to brain dump all over again.

It is About You

Just some thoughts I was thinking whilst on the plane.

Feel free to leave your thoughts and interpretations in the comments!

You need to go find yourself. 
 You need your journeys alone. 
 To explore. 
 To spend time with yourself.

 But you need a base. 
 You need to settle yourself, ground yourself.
 You need to have something you know you can rely on. 
 Something that won't run away when you are at your lowest.
 You need a passion. Not an obsession. That's something different.
 Something you know you can always do.
Some find it in family.
 But even family is not always permanent. 
 You need something intrinsic.
 What is this thing?
 It's a knowing.
 It's an activity.
 A ritual.
Not so tangible.
 It's a mantra.
 Find it for you. 
 Only you.

 Everyone is different, so it's different for everyone.
 But when you find your thing.
 When you discover what you need.
 When you realise your own truth.
 It won't matter where you are.
 It won't matter how you are.
 It won't matter what you've done.
 How high up, or how low down.
 You have that thing to always return to.

 It's you.
 The true you.

 Everything that you know is within you.
 Every good trait you once had.
 Every positive action you took.
 Every happy showing you gave.
 Every exceptional display of greatness; No matter for how long.
 It's all that's good about you.

 That is you. 

 The negatives are just moments of weakness. 
 The negatives need not be the finale.
 The negatives go down. They disappear. 
They don't add to your life.

 You do bad, you do good.
 But you are not bad. 
 You are good.

 Know it. 
 Rely on it
 Believe it.
 Do more of it. 

Transforming Your Life in an Instant

Over time I’ve constantly sought new goals, trying new things and rarely succeeding in any of them. It’s the expectation that if you want something bad enough, you’ll get it in an instant.

Though that’s not the case.

They say if you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way. Otherwise, you’ll find an excuse and give up.

This all comes down to your mindset you have when looking to achieve. The problem isn’t so much desire as it it knowing how to realise that desire.

Maybe you want to be in that ultimate job or become an expert in guitar. Perhaps you want to be able to run a 4-minute mile or learn to take photos like me!

Your goal isn’t the issue, it’s not even unrealistic, it’s that you’re lacking something vital.


It took me about 5 hours to get to this viewpoint, walking, step by step, little by little

With patience you don’t expect to receive something quickly.

You expect to wait.

You allow yourself to take your time.

And with patience, you find yourself working towards your goal day by day whilst learning to appreciate the process along the way.

If you’re not enjoying  the journey, savouring what each day  brings you, you won’t appreciate the destination, or even worse, you won’t realise it when you’re there.

Set Small Goals

Once you understand the need for patience with yourself, it’s hard to figure out how to put that into practice. Set yourself small achievable goals with no time frame in which to achieve it, but instead to do something towards it everyday.

For example, I set myself the challenge of reading more. I aimed to read the book, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”  by reading it daily. It didn’t matter if I read one word or 20 pages. What mattered is that I opened the book and saw the inside.

Over time I found myself reading more pages each time. I even ended up taking it with me on my explorations as I became more excited about what would come next.

Then on Tuesday when I went on a hike, I ended up losing it about ten pages before I would have finished it. My heart dropped when I discovered my loss (though hopefully someone finds it and it becomes their gain).

The spot where I suspect I lost my book

In the past, this would have made me given up. Instead I bought the book again. I finished it in  a total of just over two weeks.

Build yourself a little habit, that’s good for your future, because it builds up until it becomes something incredible.

It is vital though, that you have a little patience with yourself.