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Decluttering Your Mind

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I don’t know about you, but there are days when I don’t know if I am coming, or I am going.  My mind is on overload. Life gets so busy, and there are days that my brain never seems to stop!  It can feel like my mind is going to explode, and I need declutter my mind and what’s happening on the inside.  Do you ever feel like you need help decluttering your mind, or is it just me?

A cluttered mind looks different for different people, but it may include: 

  • Brooding over things repeatedly
  • Listening to the internal negative thoughts
  • Worrying about things that are out of your control
  • Holding onto negative emotions or experiences
  • Keeping a mental to-do list of everything that “needs” to get done
  • Having sensory overload
Your mind could explode if you don't declutter your mind
My mind could explode!

It can be a lot!  And when you are on overload, it can come off as with a bad temper, being overly emotional, short, impolite, and even nasty to those you know and love.  Decluttering your mind, is important for getting along with people you interact with.  So, I wanted to share with you 8 of my favorite ways for decluttering your mind with a RESET:

8 ways for Decluttering your Mind

  • Sleep – As we all know, sleep has numerous health benefits, including helping with your mental clarity. If you don’t get enough sleep, the most common effect is being overly tired, of course, but also the inability to think straight or remember clearly.
  • Journal – Journaling can be incredibly therapeutic and an incredible tool for managing your mental health.   It can help you organize your thoughts and understand your inner-most emotions, which is a healthy practice for your overall well-being.
  • Reduce Multitasking – Humans are not multitaskers by nature. We think we are, but we aren’t.  Multitasking may seem efficient on the surface, but studies have shown that multitasking actually reduces productivity and fills your mind with too much activity. So, stop it!  Slow down and do just one thing at a time.
  • Confide in someone – try sharing the stress you feel with someone you know and can trust. Whether it be your spouse, a friend, a family member, a therapist, or a pastor, sharing what’s on your mind with someone can be helpful.
Girlfriends talking

More tips for Decluttering your Mind

  • Declutter your Space – Might seem silly but decluttering your space can also declutter your mind!  If your space is cluttered, the chaos constantly competes for your attention and restricts your ability to mentally focus and process information.
  • Spend Time Outside – Studies show that spending time outside is associated with mental health benefits, including decreasing anxiety and depression. In a lot of ways, being outdoors restores, refreshes, and invigorates you and your mental energy. Next time your mind needs to be decluttered, take a stroll outside to clear your head.
Take a walk outside
Get outdoors!
  • Limit your time on electronic devices – We are bombarded by sensory overload every day. Being on social media constantly adds brain clutter and can even affect your mental health. Limit your usage on social media, and if you start to notice your mind becoming cluttered, take a break.
  • Take a Break! – everyone needs to unwind. It doesn’t have to be a vacation on a beach in the Caribbean, although that is very helpful in my opinion, but by just spending 15 minutes with your feet up or doing something that makes you happy, such as crafting, gardening, reading, etc. is all you need to hit the RESET button.

Here’s to decluttering your mindset and RESETTING your life with just a little less stress in your life!


“Organization isn’t about perfection; it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money, and improving your overall quality of life.” – CHRISTINA SCALISE

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