Vocational ministry can be quite overwhelming at times, especially on top of family responsibilities and scheduling. This exercise is quite relieving, at least it was for me. I can’t promise it will make everything go away but perhaps make life a bit more enjoyable because you’re organized and your mind will be a little less… constipated.
Today amidst a busy schedule and to-dos that seemed to keep piling up I tried my hardest to collect and rationalize all my thoughts…but simply couldn’t, there was too much on my mind. What happened next was extremely satisfying. I took a brain dump.
Grab a stack of sticky notes and a pen.
Write down the first thing on your mind.
Take the next sticky note and write the next thing. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Organize all sticky notes into 3 categories – work, home, personal.
Rank the sticky notes in each category and assign calendar due dates for each one.
When it was all said and done my brain had more than it could handle! I ended up with 62 post it notes in a matter of 15 minutes. Give it try!
(My brain dump.)