Shine Now! Magazine September/October Issue Issue 4 Volume 1 - Page 20

Technology Corner: Using Evernote To Clear Your Mind By: Samantha Pointer Do you lay awake at night or find it hard to get to sleep because you have a ton of things on your mind? Are you overwhelmed with information or trying to make plans in your head? Well, stop it! There is a better way and it involves using one of my favorite apps. I use Evernote to do my brain dumps. Now you may ask yourself," What is a brain dump?" A brain dump is a way to get all the ideas buzzing around in your head on paper or on an electronic device. It helps you determine what is important and what to put on the back burner. It is one of the best ways to empty your brain when you feel overwhelmed by your mental list. I like doing my brain dumps on an electronic device because it is easier than looking around for pen and paper. Especially when you are on the go, it is more convenient. I know it's true if you write it down on paper then it sticks better in your head. So, use pen and paper if you prefer. Yet, I am going to show you how to use Evernote to capture your brain dump, even if you still use pen and paper. Did you know that when ideas stay in our head we deal with them on an emotional level? That's why they are so powerful and cause overwhelm and sleepless nights. 20