Let’s face it, life is HECTIC! Our days are jammed packed from morning until evening with work, college, kids, hobbies and all the responsibilities of been an adult. If our days are this busy then this means our mind is constantly full too and this can get a little over whelming. It is important to try and not get stressed out and to find ways to clear out your mind. Today I am sharing how to declutter your mind and these are some little tips that work for me:)
1. Write It Down
The most obvious one of all the things that you can do to help declutter your mind. This is probably the most effective thing to do and something that I do all the time, write it down. Whether at work or at home I write everything down, absolutely everything! To do lists, cleaning lists, grocery lists, wish lists, meal plan, and birthdays, once you have it written down, then it one less thing that you have to keep in your mind.
2. Declutter Your Space
Seeing your room or office cluttered will just make that feeling of your mind been cluttered even worse and will just make you feel even more tense which is not good. Take some time to clean and organise your desk or bedroom or whatever room is making you feel tense. You will instantly feel better and it is much more enjoyable to be in a space that is tidy:)
3. Make A Decision
Most of the time our thoughts are spent thinking out scenarios of what will happen if we do one thing versus another. For example, let’s say you were offered a new job. You are going to spend so much time thinking is it a good idea to take the job? It’s an extra fifteen minutes’ drive to and from work every day, but the money is better, but I really like the people I work. You will go absolutely wreck your head going back and forth trying to decide what to do. Yes, it is important to put some thought into important decisions like this, but we tend to over think and over analyse just a little too much. Make a decision and stick to it, then see how you feel. You will immediately like a huge weight has been lifted and you have suddenly freed up your thoughts.
Sometimes there is so much going on, it’s hard to know where to start! Sort out what is the most important thing that you have to do, paying bills, finding somewhere to live if your Lease is up in two months. These are clearly more important than buying that new book shelf that you wanted or sorting out that rubbish drawer.
5. Stop Multitasking
I know multitasking is normally a great way to be more efficient with your time. You can chat on the phone while making dinner, easy. But sometimes multitasking is just not as simple as that and sometimes it just won’t work. Some projects or tasks we want to get done need our undivided attention. By doing this, it will actually save time. Just like writing this blog post, I have to give it my complete attention. I don’t try to plan out my next blog post while I am writing this one. If an idea does pop into my head, then I will write it down and go back to what I am doing.
I hope that some of these will help you as much as they help me! Remember to make sure you make time for yourself in the madness of life, even just ten minutes to close your eyes and listen to some relaxing music:)
Thanks for reading!
*I am not a mental health professional and encourage those who feel they need to speak to someone, to contact a professional or speak to a friend or family member.
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