Between work, family, and the news, it’s easy for clutter to accumulate in your mind. This overstimulation can lead to racing thoughts that may promote brain fog, slower reaction time, and anxious behaviors. It’s crucial to hit the reset button and declutter the mind. Here are some tips!
Schedule Your Time
We’re constantly meeting work deadlines, making time for loved ones, and making future plans. Time dictates so many factors of our lives.
It can start to feel like you’re overbooked and that there isn’t enough time in the day. These beliefs play a significant role in a cluttered mind.
Until you see for yourself that you do have enough time to accomplish everything, time management will seem like an impossible feat in your busy mind.
Whether you’re planning a wedding, working on a project, or booking a vacation, these things all take time. You must budget your time accordingly to make these events seem less stressful. In turn, your mind will feel less cluttered.
Be in the Moment
Philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”
One of the benefits of budgeting your time is that it allows you to compartmentalize this otherwise intangible thing.
You no longer need to wonder how you’re going to get everything done while cheering your kid on at a soccer game. It’s in your schedule. Worry about it then. Enjoy your child’s game-winning goal instead!
Dealing with the past can be a bit trickier than worrying about the future. Emotional scars can carry on with us throughout our lives. They can impact our social interactions, hold back our career potentials, or negatively affect our mental health.
If you have a cluttered mind, there might be an underlying issue that you need to address. Never feel uncomfortable reaching out to a mental health professional. They can help you develop coping mechanisms that allow you to be more present.
Get More Sleep
We take in so much information during the day that it can overwhelm the system. Sleep is when the brain consolidates this information into memories.
When we don’t sleep, it’s harder to retain this new knowledge. Applying new skills or recalling a conversation might be more challenging the next day. These setbacks can cause daytime frustration that leads to negative self-talk, second-guessing, or anxious thoughts.
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While sleep helps clear the mind during the nighttime hours, meditation is a useful tool during the day. Meditation helps clear chatter in the brain because you withdraw your senses to the outside world. After all, it’s those demanding exterior forces that are causing all this brain clutter in the first place!
When you meditate, bring your focus inward to your breath. Any time your mind wanders, actively think about your inhales and exhales. It might even help to use a mantra or positive affirmation.
The goal is to fixate your mind on one thing (inhales, exhales, mantras). All other thoughts should disintegrate, giving your mind a much-needed timeout.
Declutter Physical Space
Sometimes, your environment is a current reflection of your mental state. Having clutter all of your home, office, or car can subconsciously trigger anxious behaviors.
Your pile of clothes on the floor, bills scattered all over the desk, and post-it notes littering your computer screen are just physical reminders of all the things already running through your head!
Get More Vitamins
Vitamins are micronutrients that act as catalysts for many cellular functions, including the brain. Yet, 31% of people have at least one vitamin deficiency.
The most common deficiency is vitamin A. Vitamin A has a metabolite known as retinoic acid that is essential for brain development and cell communication.
B-Vitamins are also crucial for new brain cell development. Meanwhile, vitamin D impacts mood.
Consider investing in a high-quality multivitamin so that your cells communicate more effectively. Smoother communication on their end will result in less chatter in your mind.
It’s also fortified with vitamins that help boost your focus so that you can zone out all the unnecessary brain clutter and crush the task at hand.
Make Up Your Mind
Making decisions is a common reason for a cluttered mind. Choosing the right show to binge or restaurant to order from can become monumental decisions that rob of us our time.
Weighing your options can be necessary, especially when you’re price comparing a contractor or reading lab reports for CBD brands. However, not all decisions require drawn-out thought processes.
Sometimes it’s best to just go with your gut, especially with less serious decisions, like deciding to RSVP to that party or thinking about going for a hike tomorrow. Regular meditation and scheduling can help with these “mini mind clutters.”
No More Multi-Tasking
Do you think you’re a multi-tasking wizard? Think again.
Research indicates that multi-tasking isn’t productive. It actually causes us to do a bunch of tasks halfheartedly.
Your brain jumps back and forth between tasks, never completing connections. This seemingly time-saving skill really devalues your work and causes unneeded stress.
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Hannah Smith is Joy Organics Director of Communications. She is driven by her passion for providing clear and accessible wellness and CBD education. In 2015, she received her BA in Media, Culture and the Arts from The King’s College in New York City and before Joy Organics, worked as writer and photographer in the Middle East and North Africa. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Vice, Vox, Denver Post, and the Coloradoan.