Brain Dumping for the Stressed and Anxious

Micah McGuire
6 min readMay 2, 2019
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Ah, the brain dump. A mind-clearing tool popularized by David Allen’s Getting Things Done. Writing down your thoughts in this manner should close “open loops” in your mind. In theory, it should be a simple process. And usually, it is.

Yet if you’re anxious or under a great deal of stress, your thoughts might be spiraling too quickly to even make sense of, much less write them down. The…

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Micah McGuire

Writer, ACE-certified health coach, major productivity geek.