Decluttering Your Mind… A Quick Thought…

Sometimes I just want to throw out a random thought or a few and see if anything comes back. At the moment, I’m reading The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll. I’ve just started the chapter “Decluttering Your Mind” and this is one of the opening sentences.

“Studies have suggested that we have 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. For context, if each thought was a word, that means our minds are generating enough content to produce a book.”

The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

Wow! That’s a lot right? No wonder my brain feels like an internet browser with too many tabs open some days!

I read this quote in “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll. For most of the last 6 maybe even 8 years even before I knew what bullet journaling was, I have been doing some variation of bullet journaling. Occasionally I wander away and try other planners but more often than not I end up back with a notebook with grid pages, starting another bullet journal. I’ve tried plain and dots but every time I come back to grid. I just get on with it better it seems.

While reading this page I was cleaning my teeth. Even in the ten ish minutes between cleaning my teeth and writing this I think I’ve had twenty or more thoughts.

  • Where are my pyjamas?
  • Is Chris asleep?
  • Is Chris’s phone still in his hand seeing as he’s asleep and it’s not on the bedside table?
  • Should I shut the bedroom door? (Leaking roof issues there!)
  • I need to scan our passports tomorrow.
  • We need to fill in that paperwork.
  • Is Jaxon warm enough? Is he too warm?
  • Is all of Jaxon’s school uniform ready for Monday?
  • Should I be in thicker pyjamas?
  • My bullet journal is downstairs. Do I have paper to write this post on? (Answer is no, I used Pages on my phone!)
  • Is this really enough for a blog post?
  • Should I publish on my blog or Instagram?

Okay so that’s just the ones I remember thinking between the bathroom and my bed. Crazy isn’t it? Sure explains why using my bullet journal helps to keep my brain in order. However with the bullet journal being downstairs, now I’ve remembered all those thoughts I need to write them down somewhere so I don’t forget them when I wake up!