Are you tired of mental clutter? These 12 ideas on how to clear your mind, focus on your goals, avoid overwhelm and help you live with intention.
If you have been looking for tips on how to clear your mind your in the right place. I know as a busy woman or a busy mom it’s normal from time to time to have days where you just can’t focus.
As you try to focus on the task sitting right in front of you, your mind is bouncing around from one thing to the next. Distraction turns into worry and deeper frustration sets in.
This is a prime example of mental clutter.
Don’t let mental clutter steal your joy.
If you are an introvert you are more likely to be susceptible to feeling stuck and distracted by your inner thoughts and turmoil.
The great news is you can avoid mental clutter and improve productivity at the same time.
This is a breakdown of 12 simple things you can do to finally clear your mind and eliminate mental clutter. These are my favorite ways to stay focused and experience purposeful living.
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- Are you tired of mental clutter? These 12 ideas on how to clear your mind, focus on your goals, avoid overwhelm and help you live with intention.
- 12 Easy Ways To Eliminate Mental Clutter And Clear Your Mind
- Self Care, Productivity, Personal Growth and Healthy Mindset Coach
12 Easy Ways To Eliminate Mental Clutter And Clear Your Mind
Mental clutter is a byproduct of doing too much and not taking the time your body and mind need to reset, rest and relax.
No matter what’s happening in your life you have the ability to completely control ONE THING… your mind and your thoughts.
Finding ways to clear your mind when life is crazy can be frustrating. Try these 12 ideas to declutter your mind and focus on your mental health and having a positive mindset.
Live In The Moment
Sometimes clearing your mind and living in the moment is as simple as giving yourself permission to not be perfect. All too often you and I find ourselves in a position where we are clouded by the “what ifs” and possible failures.
It’s not uncommon for you to not even realize you’re limiting yourself in that way.
To shift your focus to the here and now you just need to incorporate some mindfulness exercises to get you going.
For the longest I avoided meditation because I didn’t understand it, thought meditation was kinda creepy and it just felt awkward to me.
Then I realized that I’m able to pray with zero issues. I can sit quietly and focus on that. Why can’t I meditate?
It doesn’t take a long time to meditate and you can do it whenever it’s convenient for you. It is a great way to be intentional about your thoughts and eliminate mental clutter.
Use Positive Affirmations
Using positive affirmations is another great way to clear your mind and free it from the mental clutter.
Here are some of my favorite affirmations for clearing your mind.
Positive affirmations are a great way to show self love and I’ve found them critical to purposeful living.
Here are some positive affirmations you can say to yourself to keep a positive mindset that acknowledges your mental health is worth your time and attention.
- I am enough.
- When things are busy I will be confident.
- If I feel overwhelmed I will remember that I can do anything I choose to do.
- I will focus on the task at hand.
- Fear of failure has no control over me.
- I learn and grow with every challenge I face.
- Nothing can stop me when I am focused and resilient.
- I am strong.
Organize And Declutter
One of the best ways to clear your mind is to organize and declutter your space.
Start in the space that you use most often and tidy it up. Organize your space so it makes sense for how you use it.
Did you know that seeing clutter and messy spaces makes it harder to focus? It’s true!
When the spaces around you are clean and organized you will be able to avoid mental clutter too. Try it!
Begin by taking just 5-10 minutes at a time to declutter and organize if it’s new to you.
Practice Self Care
Self care is one of the best ways to prepare your body, mind and spirit for the challenges you face every day.
You need renewal as you go through your busy days. Busy women out there… Can you relate?
When you go from one busy day to the next, over and over, eventually you will crack if you don’t take time to practice self care.
Here are some posts on self care to get ideas for your daily routine that will finally allow you to clear your mind.
- How to Stay Positive In a Negative World
- Mental Health & Happiness
- Find Joy & Happiness
- Physical Self Care for Women
- Emotional Self Care for Women
- 73 Life-Changing Self Care Ideas Every Woman Should Try
- 8 Self Care Essentials
Your daily exercise doesn’t have to be anything crazy. Just taking a walk or adding in some yoga to your daily routine is a great way to get your endorphins going.
Exercise is a great way to take advantage of time to yourself and be intentional about your thoughts.
Use this time to yourself to visualize all of the things you are going to accomplish and actually see yourself finishing them.
I have found that I often take a more effective approach to my daily tasks when I have already visualized the process. Your mind will walk through each task and you may find yourself avoiding timely mistakes.
Plan Your Day
One of the best ways for you to clear your mind and release mental clutter is to have a solid plan for the day.
By planning your day you will not only greatly improve your time-management skills you will also have less stress and worry for how you will get everything done.
You will find yourself worrying less because you’ve already mapped out a plan!
This is my favorite planner. It has everything I need to stay organized and avoid feeling stuck.
Start A Journal
Writing for yourself and your mental health and wellbeing in a daily journal is therapeutic.
I love using a gratitude journal. Some people write in their journals at the end of the day but I have found that writing in the morning starts my day off better.
I start off by writing all of the things I am thankful for and then take just a few minutes to write down my thoughts.
Some days you may only spend 5 minutes writing in your journal. Other days might be longer.
Whatever you do, try adding a gratitude journal to your daily routine or more specifically, your morning routine. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Here’s my favorite gratitude journal that was designed to be perfect for clearing your mind.
Schedule Some Girl Time
For the LONGEST I didn’t think spending time with close friends was something that was all that important.
Enjoyable, yes… but I was hyper focused on all the things I needed to get done for my career, my family, and my home. I saw everything else (and I mean everything) as extra.
You see, I am an introverted, Type A personality and while I’m confident I just don’t have time for drama. I despise it.
But, I have learned that spending some time with friends is incredibly therapeutic.
You need time with your friends. If you are a busy mom this is very important! Don’t fall into the trap of relying on your family for everything. It’s not healthy for you or for them.
Sometimes you just need a friend to bounce ideas off of and let it out. The best part is, you can provide the same for them at the same time. It’s a win-win.
Start Making Time For Hobbies or Crafts
There is something about creating something that is so therapeutic. You are engaging all of your senses and setting your mind free while you do it.
The options for hobbies and crafts are endless. Just search Pinterest for crafts and hobbies that interest you and dive in!
The best part of taking time to do hobbies and crafts is you can actually create something useful while you allow your creativity to have center stage.
Having something you enjoy doing is important to clear your mind and to live with intention.
Read A Book
I have been guilty of not reading in the most busy times of my life and I hated it. Sometimes it’s great to just read about something that is completely unrelated to you and your life.
You can immerse yourself in the characters and storyline. The next thing you know you have completely forgotten about the mental clutter you had when you started.
Sometimes I like to read books that inspire me and other times I love to read a mystery or romance.
It really doesn’t matter what you read. Just find something that interests you and read a book to clear your mind.
Indulge In A Rom-Com
One of the things I LOVE to do is to watch a romantic comedy. It’s a great way to just laugh, smile and be transported away from the worries of the day and declutter your mind.
Here are some of my favorite rom-coms when you need to laugh.
- 27 Dresses
- When Harry Met Sally
- Pretty Woman
- 10 Things I Hate About You
- Leap Year
- 13 Going on 30
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
- Mama Mia
Get Quality Sleep
It’s important to get quality sleep if you have any hope of getting rid of mental clutter.
The problem is, the more going on in your mind the harder it is to sleep.
Try disconnecting from technology at least 1 hour before going to bed. That will help your mind to wind down and avoid being distracted by things you can’t control.
Take a warm bath or shower and put on a plush robe. Listen to calming music and surround yourself with the scent of lavender and eucalyptus.
Most adults require a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night. Even if you are used to sleeping far less than that, do your best to get quality sleep to feel more rested and clear your mind.
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