Are you losing focus in your life? Is everything around you messed up?
If you are looking for ways to live an organized and stress-free life, then here are some ways to help you achieve that faster.
I am breaking it down for you to understand the journey of decluttering your mind.
The only place you tend to stockpile everything is in your brain—even the tiniest of the ideas or the list of pending tasks. You treat your mind as our only storage box. That’s not a sagacious idea! It is not healthy and can be too dangerous at times. Our brain only has a limited capacity to take. Anything in access only acts like garbage that adds pressure to the mind and affects the entire human system in an undesired way.
Our minds can’t function when exploited with unnecessary stress, negative thoughts, excess social media intake, pending work, anger, painful past experiences, incomplete goals, etc. Whatever you think and do in your daily life affects your functioning, emotions, and overall well-being.
I am not an expert or idealist in decluttering, but lately, I have understood the importance of decluttering and its endless benefits. I have started implementing a few practices that help me better grip my life; therefore, I am excited to share those eye-opening secrets to help you get on track.
Let’s dive more in-depth and explore ways in which we can ensure our mind hygiene-
Overthinking not only slows down but even has the potential to distract you primarily from achieving your goals. Learn to discard unnecessary thoughts.
“You could get stuck in potential consequences that may not even happen, just worrying about certain outcomes, and that can paralyze us or freeze us from taking action,” said Rajita Sinha, the director of the Yale Stress Center.
It is the most important thing for you to function well. No matter how busy your schedule is, take time to relax and indulge in doing things that do not require much of your brain work. Ex- watching T.V shows, painting, spending time with nature, doing nothing at all, etc.
Remember to detox once in a while
Take necessary breaks in between your hectic schedules.
Cleaning is my favorite way to relax. I clear things out and get rid of the stuff I don’t need. When the food pantry and the refrigerator are organized, I feel less stressed. – Jennifer Morrison
FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
It is so easy to get carried away and feel demotivated; choose to count your blessings. Think positive, talk positive, and, most importantly, surround yourself with people who motivate you and make you see the brighter side of things. Negative thinking reaps negative output. Stay away from negativity. It helps!
DEVELOP HEALTHY HABITS
It’s the simple habits that lead to more significant changes. For example, make a habit of either penning down ideas and thoughts in a diary or on a notepad. When you write it down, you tend to take it out from your head, which ultimately clears and makes more space in your mind. As a result, you can now cater to more important things.
After all, the mind needs to breathe too!
You cant be at two places at the same time. Similarly, you cant do multiple things at one time if you want to deliver your best. Learn to prioritize based on what needs your immediate attention.
“Determine your priorities and focus on them.” – Eileen McDargh.
STICK TO THE ROADMAP
You might have come across situations where unknowingly, you distract yourself and end up deviating from the actual path. It happens with all of us, but it is essential to know when to get back on track.
You need to relax and believe in yourself to continue walking straight without turning too much left-right. Then, once you decide and make a decision, stick to it! That’s it.
The title explains it all. Love yourself enough to allow your mind, body, and soul to enjoy the journey without adding too much burden on your shoulders.
Discover your inner-self, spend some time alone, and do what you want the most.
ONE STEP AT A TIME
You always first buy the vegetables, then cook them. So likewise, in life, always remember; there will always be stages, and to successfully pass it, all you need is to focus on things as it comes, then get onto the next.
They say, “a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step” hell yeah!
IDENTIFY YOUR DISTRACTION
What distracts you? Bothers you? It’s essential to identify anything first, and then once you know your problem, it will be a lot easier to find ways to deal with it.
Remember: there is a solution to everything.
Meditation will help you channelize your energies in the right direction, increasing your focus level. It has endless long-term benefits leading to overall well-being.
Mindful meditation won’t fetch your results overnight, but you will soon notice the healthier changes that will improve your life quality.
KEEP YOUR SURROUNDINGS CLEAN
Your surroundings do have a considerable impact on your mind, body, and soul. According to various research, decluttering your environments helps you declutter your mind.
A study conducted by Princeton University Neuroscience Institute discovered that people with a cluttered home experienced increased exhaustion due to expanding mental energy on the stress caused by a chaotic environment.
A recurring cleaning will make you a happy person. – Maid Sailors
Setting reminders can go a long way to help you keep your work on track and meet your deadlines on time. However, don’t expect your mind to remind you of million things; start offloading and make a list of things you would like to remember.
Reminders are great to help you declutter your mind giving more space for things that matter.
It’s a reliable process and a more practical way for hassle-free life.
Ever since I have started practising decluttering, my life has changed for the better. It’s like much-needed healing for a healthy mind and soul.
Be it the messy cupboard, cluttered desk, or your stressed mind- DECLUTTERING IS THE ONLY WAY OUT.
Bonus- you will have more space in your mind for things that are of utmost importance.
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