Stress and anxiety seem to be the norm for today’s society. Life becomes hectic, and spins out of control. It seems like you never have enough time to enjoy life or simply clean house.
Sleep is impossible, but then again, you don’t really need it… Gray hairs and wrinkles start appearing earlier than hoped, but hey, it’s life!
Before you know it, the joy of life is gone. There is no enjoying the small things, or celebrating other people’s success! You have your own life to deal with, and your own pity parties to throw!
But you know what? Life doesn’t have to be this way!
It is possible to enjoy each and every day! I am going to share with you simple ways to declutter your mind, so you can enjoy life and stop the madness forming around you!
10 Simple Ways To Help Declutter Your Mind
#1 Create a schedule //
Without a schedule, you don’t have control of your life. It’s as simple as that. Having a plan to wake up at the same time every morning, starting a load of laundry, and tidying up before you start your day will make a huge difference in your daily schedule. It creates productivity and sets the tone for your day. Also, setting your alarm for bedtime will help consciously prepare you for a full night of sleep, because sleep is extremely important for overall health.
#2 Declutter your home //
Clutter creates unnecessary anxiety and stress. It clutters the mind and spins it into overdrive. Do you feel there is always something left to clean after you have just finished cleaning your home? Clearing out the clutter will help with this feeling. It will also help the voice stop talking as much when it is time for bed. Knowing that everything in your home has a place allows peace to take up the space in your mind that likes to go into overdrive. A true sense of accomplishment will come over you and create a relaxed environment when you declutter your home.
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#3 Write it down //
So often we have things on our mind that repeat over and over again so you won’t forget them. Instead of this repeating craziness, write it down! It will allow your mind to release it and move onto what is really important. Keeping things in your head only creates distractions. You don’t have to put it on paper. You can create a list in your phone, or text important information to yourself. The important part in this tip is to move the idea out of your head.
#4 Turn off all technology //
Taking a break from technology can be therapeutic. It allows your imagination a chance to work. It also allows you to embrace the present, what is around you, and who is around you. When was the last time you had a conversation with someone without technology there to distract you? Also, turning off technology devices at least 30 minutes before bed gives your mind time to unwind and prepare for rest. You will sleep more peacefully by doing this.
#5 Go for a walk //
Taking a walk brings your mind to the present faster than any of the other tips shared so far. By looking around as you walk, you will be able to admire nature and how amazing it can be. It also relaxes your body from the day you have had or prepares you for the day ahead. It can be your daily detox from the rest of the world, and trust me, we all need a good detox from the rest of the world around us.
#6 Meditate/Yoga //
This is a new step for me, but both of these focus on the present moment. By focusing on breathing, your mind is able to relax and rejuvenate. Practicing one or both of these can change your outlook on life by reeling you into the present. There are so many resources available on these two topics if you decide to give them a try.
#7 Change your diet //
Eating healthier has several benefits, but did you know that one of them is your mental health? Being conscious of what you eat is not only nutritious, but also a way to clear the cobwebs from your mind. You don’t have to eat perfect for this to happen. Simply taking one small step at a time can overtime change your mental and physical health. Choosing a fruit over a candy bar, or cutting out over processed foods can drastically change your lifestyle. Think of all the chemicals in junk food, processed foods, etc. your body has to process. By cutting down on the chemicals consumed, your body is able to focus on feeling better and operating more efficiently.
#8 Take breaks //
Often times, we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, and we forget to take a moment and breathe. Taking 5 minute breaks throughout the day to breathe can have positive effects on our mental health. It helps our mind to slow the pace, rejuvenate, and refocus. Too many times we push our mind until we can’t. This creates fatigue, stress, anxiety, and so many more things that cloud our mind. Taking breaks can help clear your mind of all of this. Try it! I guarantee you, your mind will thank you!
#9 Choose to be kind //
It isn’t hard to be kind, but sometimes we forget. Practice sincere smiling while talking on the phone or to someone in person. See how it changes the atmosphere of the conversation. Why not bring great customer service to the customer service person helping you with a transaction? I promise they will appreciate it! The satisfaction of being kind is immeasurable.
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#10 Meal plan //
How many times have you wondered what you will cook for supper when you get home from work? You may not be able to decide until you are throwing things in pans and hoping it turns into a decent meal. But doing this only creates frustration! Instead, sit down at the beginning of the week and plan your meals. What could take you an hour or more a day, could only take 30 minutes to an hour, then you are done! This not only saves you frustration; it also saves time and money, because you know exactly what you need for each day. The rest of the week will feel like a cake walk compared to being unprepared!
It does not take much to clutter up your mind. By doing just a few of these suggestions your mind can relax and unwind from all the craziness you deal with on a daily basis. Start with just one or two of these, and I guarantee you that you will notice a difference!
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