We live our lives in environments that are filled with clutter, from a desk covered with books, pen and papers, a kitchen drawer full with items that we probably ever used and some items that obviously to belong anywhere else, or an inundated mind that is trying so hard to deal with far too much that the creator intended it for. A cluttered mind is draining and the end results are inadequate performance and bad judgments. Just as you can declutter your kitchen drawer, you can also declutter your mind so that you become more productive and successful in life,
Declutter your mind and gain clarity:
Watch your diet.
A bad diet can result in an unclear and confused mind. The main cause is irritation and unbalanced sugar levels. There are quite a few resources available out there that can help in combating food irritations. However, avoiding processed carbohydrates and all the foods that your mother told you were bad for you will help you in maintaining a healthy diet.
A good and regular exercise is great for your mind and body. A good workout can help clear your mind.
Don’t complicate your life
If you have too much going on in your life, it’s too much and you need to find ways to cut things down. Withdraw from activities that do not add value to your life or your satisfaction. Leave out those optional activities. It is so easy to become caught up by things that don’t matter.
Habits are good ways of eradicating the need for making decisions. Habit has the power to rationalize your thought process. Having healthy smoothie every day for breakfast is a great example of a habit that avoids having to decide between having sausage or bacon for breakfast. Develop daily and weekly habits that take care of your basic needs.
Start writing this down
How many times have you created a mental note to yourself to do something at a time, only to find that you were not even close to doing it? Remembering mental notes require a lot of mental resources. Your great and wonderful intentions will always be in the back of your mind, taking up part of your attention. However, by simply writing it down, you’re free to eliminate it from your awareness if you so wish or pursue. At least it is right there on the paper instead of twitching in your mind.
Multi-tasking is good but single-tasking is better
I know from experience that women are professionals when it comes to multi-tasking. However, multi-tasking does not always give room to paying close attention to what is been done. Studies have shown that it is more effective to do one thing at a time. Complete it and then move on. You’ll stay fresher mentally and get more accomplished each day.
Make decisions quickly
When the need to make, decision arises, make that decision for the decisions that you put off will begin to pile up in your mind and take up valuable space and resources. Successful people make decisions quickly and stick with them. Unless you need more information, decide. You won’t be any smarter tomorrow or next month, so get it over with and decide.
Relax your mind each day
A busy mind will eventually stop you from functioning well. You must find time to rest and relax your mind. Reading, watching TV, or surfing the internet is the same as relaxing. Meditating or sitting alone can be considered rest. Sit outside and enjoy nature. Stay focused on your surroundings and avoid allowing your mind to think about anything other than your surroundings.
Often, we find ourselves with so much to do and each task is just as important the other. There’s a limit to how much anyone can do in a day. The secret is to get the most important things accomplished. The easiest way to do this is prioritization. Decide what’s most important and start working there.
Go out of your way to be kind to someone else
Sometimes we focus so much on ourselves that we forget there are people worse-off than us. Your cluttered mind is too focused on your own challenges. Give it a break by helping someone else. The result is a clearer mind and a refreshed perspective.
- Just two hours of volunteer activity per week has a profound effect on your attitude. It can change your life. It’s a simple thing that can add a lot of value to others and even more to your life.
There are clutters everywhere; some are within our control and some are not. The clutter in your mind is within your control. Simplify your life as much as possible. The less you must deal with, the easier it is to avoid mental clutter; avoid taking on issues that does not concern you or you have no ability to resolve. Give your mind regular breaks through the day to relax your mind. To declutter your mind, use your time as profitably as possible by prioritizing your tasks. You’ll enjoy the peace and clarity when you declutter your mind.