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15 Ways To Declutter Your Mind and Achieve Balance

by Tatiana Alcazar

February 26, 2021

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Declutter your mind, this can help you to think more clearly, make better decisions, and feel happier. 

Decluttering isn't just for Spring Cleaning. It's also essential to your well-being.

We live in the Digital Age where information, emails, and notifications are endless. At all hours of the day, we are reachable, which means we can feel like we're juggling all aspects of our lives at once. This juggling act, however, can lead us to feel stressed out, overwhelmed, or burnout. 

What's more, is that when our minds are cluttered, we lose our inner child. Our inner child is also our inner guide, which lets us know which decisions are truly best for us. We feel less playful and less creative overall.

Declutter Your Mind In Just 10 Minutes

Sometimes it's difficult to know how to declutter your mind. But, with tools and practice, you can learn how to declutter your mind on a daily basis. And the best part is is that you can do this in just ten minutes per day. 

With just 10 minutes a day, you can feel more clear-headed. You can also feel more connected to yourself, your inner child, and your loved ones. Use the following steps to declutter your mind in 10 minutes. 

1. Act Like a Kid

Kids mostly live in the present moment. They don't worry as much about the future or the past and instead make the most of every experience. They are carefree and as a result, more creative.

Act like a kid and be in the present moment. Allow yourself to be imaginative by drawing, painting, or writing stories. 

2. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an ancient herb that helps to reduce stress, improve brain function, and increase energy levels. Taking an ashwagandha supplement on a daily basis can help to declutter your mind by giving your brain the nutritional support it needs. 

3. Meditation

When we meditate, we don't seek to rid ourselves of thoughts. This is a common misconception, one which makes people feel frustrated when they can't "clear their minds."

The true goal of meditation is non-judgemental awareness and concentration. Mindfulness meditation is one meditation method that can help declutter your mind. Instead of focusing on the thoughts and the stories in our minds, we can instead focus on the breath. 

When a thought gets our attention, we can gently return to the breath with our non-judgemental awareness. 

4. Keep a Journal

Sometimes the best way to declutter is just to purge! Keeping a journal is a great way to get out thoughts that are crowding our minds. Write in a journal how you feel, what you're thinking, and what you need to do. 

Putting everything on paper will then free up your mind to think of other things. Including solutions to your current challenges!

5. Take a Walk

Taking a walk for 15 minutes, observing your surroundings will help you clear mind and improve mood. Physically active people have a lower risk of depression.

6. Reconnect With Natural World

Spending time in nature or simply looking at trees reduces stress and makes you feel happier. Outdoor activities such as camping, hiking or picnic can lead to significant health benefits physically and mentally.

7. Take a Break From Screens

Do you have any idea how many hours do you spend staring at screens? Overuse of technology can be exhausting and harmful. According to a study spending too much time and depression could be linked along with the increase of suicidal behaviour.

Declutter your mind by taking a break from screens follow the 20-20-20 rule. 

8. Listen To Music

When you feel heavy and feel stress, listening to music is a simple way to alter your mood. Music therapy is growing in popularity. In fact, many hospitals they are using musical therapists to help patients mental issues and stress. 

So the next time you feel exhausted try to sitdown, relax, close your eyes and listen to music. Listening to a slower tempo may relax your muscle and calm your mind. 

9. Laugh Often

Laughter is the best medicine rings true to everyone. Laughing often can boost your immune system, improve your mood, and protect you from the harmful effects of stress.

10. Exercise

One of the natural way to declutter your mind is to exercise. Exercising may change your brain and promote a positive outlook. 

In addition, staying physically active can help you clear out difficult emotions out of the way.

You don't need to do intense workout instead of being consistent in doing the activity that you love-can do often, can lead to peace of mind.

11. Clean up

Clear space promotes clear mind-weather in your office or home. Anyone who is sitting at a cluttered and dusty desk won’t be able to breathe or think clearly. In fact, this may lead to a reduction of productivity and may increase stress.

Decluttering can mentally prepare you to organize the activity in which we are about to engage.

12. Set Your Priorities

Setting up your priorities will guide you in life's decision and keep you on track. Most importantly, targeting your top priorities will give you confidence to say "NO". This will actually help you to identify what you really need in your life, versus what you feel is important.

13. Appreciate Life

Be grateful for what you have, remember that every day is a blessing. Appreciating life is a simple shift in your mindset that will help you bring balance in your life. Take a few minutes to appreciate all the simple things around you, such as the beauty of colors, time with family, or the food you cooked.

14. Connect To Your Loved Ones

When you feel overwhelmed and mentally loaded, speak to your loved ones. This is the best way to lessen the burden and declutter your mind. The encouragement and empathy you get to your loved ones, either your husband, wife, or friend will make a big difference. You may find achieving your goal more possible because of their support.

15. Deal With Negative Thoughts

Our minds play an important role in proper function of our body. It can control our thoughts and emotions. 

We sometimes overthinking, worried about our surroundings or maybe because of several life changing experiences. As a human, it's normal to have negative feelings. And this becomes an unhealthy habit if not properly handled.

Avoid overthinking to the things you cannot control. Eliminate those negativity into positivity by looking on the brighter side of life. Never dwell in your negative thoughts, instead look at them as challenges to improve yourself.

Declutter Your Mind, Free Your Spirit

When you declutter your mind, you'll feel freer as a result. You'll also discover more confidence in your ability to make decisions that best support your goals. 

Want to learn more ways to reduce physical and mental stress? Check out this blog post to learn more. 

Sources:

  1. Denning, Tim. "17 Ways To Live Like A Kid Again And Feel Invincible." MISSON.ORG, 12 Dec.2017, https://medium.com/the-mission/17-ways-to-live-like-a-kid-again-and-feel-invincible-19346291d039
  2. "Getting Started with Mindfulness." mindful, https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/
  3. "Screen time might boost depression, suicide behaviors in teens." Science Daily, 14 Nov. 2017, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171114091313.htm

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About the author 

Tatiana Alcazar  -  A software engineer, former IBMer, co-founder of Naravis Corporation and a mom, with a passion for finding the solution and root cause to everything that comes across, including health. It has been a long journey since founding Naravis and trying to find solutions to my leaky gut syndrome and pursue natural health. Throughout this journey I have learned an enormous amount of information (acquired knowledge) and I feel it's my duty to share my knowledge and my experience with you.

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