When it comes to decluttering your home, there’s a simple solution: put everything on eBay (now this is a bit oversimplified, but it’s possible, isn’t it?). Yet, when it comes to decluttering your mind, it’s not really possible to unload your thoughts onto eager internet buyers…or is it?
“Out of calmness comes clarity.” – ― Trevor Carss
Here are a few ways begin the process of decluttering your mind.
Declutter your Living Space
We are what we eat…and what we see. While people may argue about whether or not violent movies can raise a generation of messed-up, angry kids, let’s just err on the side of caution and declutter the space around us.
With fewer things in our field of vision, we have less garbage to stew over and worry about, and as a result, we free up space in our mind.“Clutter is caused by a failure to return things to where they belong. Therefore, storage should reduce the effort needed to put things away, not the effort needed to get them out.” – ― Marie Kondo Click To Tweet
Declutter your Schedule
Another thing that can drive you crazy is the constant rush from one activity to another. Take a look at your schedule, and eliminate the things that aren’t necessary. Non-priority tasks only add unnecessary stress to your life.
Unplug from the Tech
Would you be able to sleep and rest easy if you were attending a party of several thousand people—say, like Times Square on New Year’s Eve? That’s pretty much what’s going on with your smartphone, tapped in as you (probably) are to several social media networks.
The pings, dings, and rings from various contacts, along with the thrill of finding a new message are all adding small but unhealthy doses of stress to your life.“Today is the day you rid yourself of anything that distracts from your best life.” ― Joshua Becker, The Minimalist Home Click To Tweet
Mindfulness is all about engaging with the present, fully. There are lots of ways to practice the skill of mindfulness, from meditation to just staring at an object (like a candle) and contemplating its existence.
Mindfulness will help you learn how to push irrelevant concerns out of your conscious thought process which can lead to increased concentration and a decluttered mind.
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