Happy mind, happy life! In this day and age, I think we all have a cluttered mind to a certain extent – but having excessive mental clutter could be impacting on your life in major ways. Not only does having mental clutter add stress to your life, but it can also cause anxiety, depression, and negative thinking.
Here are 4 ways to declutter your mind.
1. Do Some Spring Cleaning
Physical clutter definitely contributes to mental and emotional clutter. If you’re constantly looking at the clutter that may be gathering in your house, it could be impacting on you more than you realise.
Declutter your space little by little, focussing in the areas that need the most attention. Try not to stress yourself out and remember that it’s okay if you don’t clear everything in one day.
While declutting your physical space is good, your virtual space may also need some spring cleaning. Sorting through your email inbox could be a good place to start!
2. Start A Journal
Journaling is a simple and effective way to make sense of what’s swirling around in your head.
Bullet journaling can be a great way to make lists and write down your thoughts to help clear your mind. For those who don’t consider themselves writers, bullet journaling can be a starting point.
3. Cut Down On TV Time
We all spend too much time in front of the TV and it’s certainly not a productive thing to do.
Watching TV may seem like a good way to settle and unwind, but it’s really not. By watching TV, you’re subjecting yourself to a constant influx of other people’s ideas, opinions and biases. This inherently impacts our own ideas and thoughts. Even by watching something simple as the news, you’re cluttering your mind with often negative thoughts.
I don’t think it’s easy to ditch your TV time and go cold turkey, but even cutting down your viewing time each day will be beneficial.
4. Talk About It
Get out all of your thoughts and ideas that may be cluttering your headspace by simply talking about it. We often hold onto what’s going on in our minds without even realizing it.
Talking to people allows us to receive feedback that isn’t so clouded by our own mind junk. Verbalizing our thoughts and feelings can make things feel more manageable.