In today’s busy world it can get easy to clutter the mind with chaos and countless thoughts, tasks, worries and more. Make it nearly impossible to get a little down time, even in the comfort of our own minds. Decluttering your mind can help you calm your mind and body, helping to make your day to day life easier and reducing the risks for health issues that can result from a mind cluttered with constant stimulations, stresses and worries. To help in that effort, we have put together some tips for decluttering your mind that will help you to find a little peace and quiet at least within your own mind.
Take a Breather
Too often it can get easy to get distracted by the constant state of stimuli coming at you and forget to breathe; this only helps to make it more difficult to declutter your mind of all the things swirling around from within it. When you feel like there is too much going on in your mind take a breather and find a place where you can close your eyes, breathing deeply in and out, and just focus on that task. By focusing on just your breathing it can have a calming effort on your mind, allowing you to more easily sort through the clutter and get to the task(s) at hand.
Put Pen to Paper
Sometimes when there is far too much tasks to be done, worries to focus on and ideas to explore, it can be calming and relaxing to write them down and have a visual way to sort things by priority. Checking off items as you complete them or resolve them can relax your mind and body into better beings able to keep clutter from piling up once again.
Find Out What is Important
A cluttered mind is often cluttered with things that aren’t important in the grand scheme of things; irrational worries, thoughts and ideas that have no basis in reality or in your life. Identify things things and eliminate them so that your mind is better able to focus on the things that truly matter and have a verifiable effect on your life.
Pay More Attention to Sleeping Patterns
One thing that can aid in allowing your mind to be constantly cluttered is a lack of sleep. Oftentimes people work out their thoughts, worries and troubles through sleep, and if they aren’t getting enough of it they aren’t able to subconsciously work through a significant portion of the things that clutter the mind. Be sure to allocate at least seven hours a night to sleep so that your mind is able to begin decluttering while you sleep and resolve issues that you are both aware and unaware of.
Make Time for Simple Physical Distractions
Simple physical distractions such as a walk through the park, playing with your kids, running on a park trail and so forth can allow you to distract your mind and sub consciously work through problems. Much like making time for sleep, simple physical distractions allow you to subconsciously order your mind while focusing on a task that requires physical exertion to complete. Physical exertion can help to allow you to sleep better and get a boost of endorphins that aids in making your feel more relaxed and ready for the challenges throughout the day.