Clutter comes in all shapes and sizes, including mental clutter. Mental clutter is anything that prevents us from thinking straight and clear. Usually is caused by overstimulation, postponed decisions, fear, anxiety, GTD syndrome (get things done), multitasking, etc. It builds quickly, creates chaos, and makes things overwhelming – it affects our life immensely.
Mental clutter hinders our ability to grow. If we want a better tomorrow, we need to consider cleaning our minds of it. Our entire life will become calmer, more enjoyable, and the quality of life will increase while maintaining our mind sharp and focused most of the time.
I really like the quote from Gail Blanke:
It’s time to throw away our mental clutter, free up some headspace, and take responsibility for our lives.
We can declutter our mind with simple actions which are almost guaranteed to have a positive effect. Little things make a big difference, especially when used in combination. Choose a few to try out and see if they work for you.
The simplest, yet most effective advice from the entire list. Take a few deep breaths for a couple of minutes. Just focus on breathing, nothing else. It will calm your mind and your body. Tension will melt, and mental clutter will float away.
Talking to friends and loved ones about how we feel, and what is on our mind is a great way to release all the emotions, thoughts, and stress. Share your thoughts with others so you can get a fresh perspective that can help you think more clearly and make better decisions.
It’s not possible to completely eradicate mental clutter from our minds and lives, but simple changes in our daily life can drastically improve the situation. Good enough is the new perfect.
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