Declutter Your Mind to put things back into perspective
One of the things you notice when you start decluttering is how so much of the clutter in your house reflects the clutter in your mind. If you’re hanging onto to clothes that don’t fit, or the ugly vase your mother gave you for Christmas or the exercise bike you might get around to using, you don’t just have a problem with too much stuff. You have a problem letting go. Chances are you’re also hanging onto a whole bunch of bad feelings, ill-founded assumptions, old grievances and future worries.
In our ever increasingly hectic lives, it can be difficult to stay organized. It turns out that, if we don’t organize our lives, we can’t stay organized in our minds.
Staying or getting organized can be somewhat of a chore but, if it helps keep your head straight, it’s worth the effort.
If it feels good to declutter your house, it feels even better to declutter your mind. Here are some things you can do to organize your life so that your mind stays organized as well:
1. Use some meditation techniques to declutter your mind
You don’t have to do the full sitting on a cushion in a darkened room thing to benefit from meditation techniques. If you’re feeling overwound, some simple breathing techniques can help you calm down and focus.
For a few minutes, focus only on your breathing and nothing else. If your mind wanders or gets back into the worrying groove, you must put that aside and come back to focus on your breath.
However it is worth getting some help to find out what method works best for you and how you can use those calming techniques to recover your metal space !
2. Write it down, back up everything and keep things in their right place
- It can help to write down anything that’s on your mind. Once all those worries are down on paper, you can prioritize them and work out a plan to deal with them. You can also assess them to identify what’s essential and what isn’t. When you can see what’s important, you can focus your energy and free up some of that mental space!
So write down things you need to remember. Never rely on your memory to keep things straight. Lists can be very beneficial, especially if you live an otherwise hectic life. Use a small notebook or a digital notebook to put down all your to-do lists so you don’t forget anything.
- Back up Everything. This means having duplicate home and automobile keys backed up computer files, and backups of anything that is important and that would be problematic if lost.
- Put everything in its proper place. Make sure your clothes are folded and sorted, returning to their usual location. Organize your working place- and this includes stuff in the home too like cooking spaces so that you can always know where to find anything. This can take a while but it will save time in the end.
- Keep things clean. This means removing any clutter that has a tendency to build up if you aren’t on top of it at all times. If your house is clean, you won’t have to spend so much time finding things that have gotten lost in the clutter. Furthermore, research proves that when you de-clutter your spaces, it effects the mind much in the same way. Keep spaces clean that are prone to clutter. This involves keeping the dining room table, the nightstand, and places like the bedroom drawers neat and tidy. These are places clutter tends to build up in and they need special attention to keep them clean because otherwise, once again, it jst weighs on your mind and occupies unnecessary mental space !
Make an information center to keep track of schedules. If everyone in the family has things to do, put it all on a calendar so that you can keep track of where everyone is and can spot problems where two people need the car for the same time period. If you synchronize your life with your family members, everyone will stay on task and nothing will be left undone.
3. Stay in the present- Declutter your mind by removing unwanted, repetitive thoughts
Brooding over the past and worrying about the future take up a lot of space in your mind and achieve precisely nothing. Let go of regret over past mistakes or resentment of past slights and move on. Keep your focus on what you can influence right here, right now.
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4. Do one thing at a time,
There is this pernicious accepted fact that productive people multitask. Multitasking is not only overrated (it’s very inefficient), it also leads to greater anxiety, and you never do any one thing properly. Focus on doing things methodically and thoroughly. As you finish one task, move onto the next.
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5.Declutter your mind is also to Control all the incoming data
We talk about being available 24/7 and the 24-hour news cycle, but there is only one person who can control that. You. You can choose to switch off your computer, smartphone, and tv and control the amount of data your brain is trying to process.
When you realize that you can declutter your mind , you will naturally be able to do fins out what takes up so much of your time and what value it has for your life and work. It ends up paying off in all sorts of ways you hadn’t imagined. You will be more productive, less stressed and more motivated.
While it may seem pretty straightforward to everyone that working in a calm, organized environment boosts concentration and, hence, productivity, it may not be as easy as it sounds. Even if your choices are limited or can’t get away with changing too much of your work space, you can do wonders with a few add-ons here and there. here is one last list ( 🙂 ) to help you get started :
A few basic items:
- a desk organizer to store away whatever you’re not working on at the moment
- a plant or two because it’s been proven that being surrounded by nature peak concentration levels and extend your attention span
- a good source of lighting
- a calming piece of artwork or photo
- soft background music or sounds of nature to put you in the mood to concentrate
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