5 Ways to Declutter Your Mind
Raise your hand if Sunday night comes around and your mind is feeling cluttered thinking about all the things you didn't do and all the things that you need to get done later this week?
It can be so draining to have a cluttered mind and it ends up causing havoc on your day because you're so busy thinking about a thousand things that you forget the most basic things.
And you just feel scatter brained.
And that's really not the high vibe sitch that we want to start our week in.
There are suuuuper easy ways though to declutter your mind whether it's Sunday or Wednesday.
Also, I just realized that a great idea would be to officially have a Declutter Sunday and Declutter Wednesday worked into the week so Wednesday is kind of like a refresh halfway through the week!
Ooooh I'm excited about that!
Here are 5 ways to declutter your mind that has worked for me.
Remove App Notifications...especially Facebook
If you want to declutter your mind, and only are able to implement ONE thing, I would suggest this one. I deleted Facebook from my phone for about 3 months because it drove me nuts that every time I looked at my phone the little notification icon would be by the app and I would have like 42 notifications that weren't even relevant to me.
If you leave the necessities on the first home screen of your phone, like, phone, messages, clock, calendar, etc., you'll be less likely to get distracted by the little red icon with Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook notification counts.
This means you stay focus and there for your mind isn't thinking about a thousand things it needs to do on your phone when all you wanted to do is check what date Memorial Day fell on this year.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Just taking 3 minutes of your time to meditate can turn your day around...especially if your mind is racing with a thousand things to do. I promise you that if you find yourself those few minutes, you'll get everything else you need to get done completed much much faster.
Also, if you're new to meditating or you feel like you're not good at meditating, check out my meditation for beginner's post.
Organize Your Desktop...both of them
If you've taken any design 101 classes, you know the importance of white space. This goes to things in real life as well. When you don't have a cluttered desk, your mind is going to feel much more at ease and focused because you're not being distracted by the things you're seeing in the corner of your eye. And even if you're so used to all of these things on your desk that you're not consciously acknowledging them, on a subconscious level you know they're there and they're still taking up that precious mind space.
And the same goes for your computer desktop. I am SOOOO guilty of letting documents pile up on my desktop, so at the beginning of the week, I like to clear it out and save everything where it's really supposed to go. I love the satisfaction of a clear computer desktop.
If your mind is often racing, especially at night, journaling can be a life saver. It doesn't have to be in Dear Diary format either. Sometimes, I like to just brain dump and write down everything that's on my mind and it probably doesn't make sense or my words have letters missing in them. The point is though to just get everything on paper so that you're not focusing on remembering a thousand things. It's also great if you're undecided about something
It's also great if you're undecided about something. It can feel really good to write down all of your thoughts regarding the topic and halfway through, you may just realize exactly what the right decision is.
Automate your day
Ok, this is going to sound bizarre, but automating your day can free up a lot of thoughts in your mind. You can use a project management tool like Trello in order to automate your workday tasks or your home to-do.
So obviously you can't make a system DO something for you, but it can keep track of all the routine details that need to get done.
For example, you can have a board in Trello for every day of the week, and under each day you have the routine things that you need to get done. For example, write a blog post, self-care, go grocery shopping.
Within each of these, can be the list that you always follow to get it done time after time. So gone are the days of having a crazy hectic day and you forgot the siracha AGAIN at the grocery store because you didn't have time to make a list. In Trello you can keep a grocery list of your staples that always remains the same.
What's your favorite way to declutter your mind? If you're going to try one of these 5, which one are you gonna try this week?! Comment below and let me know!
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