During our 31 days to Focus on You series I’ve looked at the need to Focus on What is Important to you, asked the question ‘Are you Making the Most of Each Day?’ and started ticking some items off our 31 days of Self-Care list.
Today I want to start the discussion about organizing your life and that includes clearing your mind, body and spirit of ‘junk’ that stops you from being the best you can be. In this post we will be looking at decluttering your Mind and Your Life.
I’ll be sharing ways you can achieve this with simple exercises.
Time to Declutter your mind and your life
You know that drawer that everything gets thrown into? We all have one of those, I’m sure. We get too busy to tidy up and the ‘junk drawer’ becomes overloaded to the point where you say ‘enough is enough’ and you FINALLY decide to tidy up and get rid of the clutter! You may even have an ‘Oh I wondered where that got to’ moment.
Our lives can become so busy that our mind becomes the ‘junk drawer’. It becomes so cluttered that we lose clarity, can’t focus and just become overwhelmed with life. This affects our ability to function.
Being overwhelmed with the inability to have clarity in our mind robs us of happiness in the moment and also affects our goals and dreams. We are paralyzed to do anything because our Mind is full to capacity so we just keep treading water rather than moving forward.
It’s time to clear the clutter form our Mind, take a few deep breaths, enjoy life and also rediscover thoughts that had been pushed to the back of the ‘filing cabinet’ in the ‘To Do’ file.To declutter your Mind and achieve what you want in life you need to examine all of the clutter.Click To Tweet
Just as you examine everything in your ‘junk drawer’ to decide what to keep and what to dispose of, so too we can us this principle to declutter our Mind.
Try this Exercise
Take a sheet of paper and list ALL the things you are thinking of right at this moment – okay you might need more than one sheet of paper.
Leave the list and come back to it each day for the next week – adding your thoughts.
After a week examine the list and divide your thoughts into three categories:-
- Put to side
These are your thoughts, dreams and concerns that need to be addressed. Take each thought individually and if it is a problem take time to think of ways to solve it.
Put to the Side
These are your thoughts that you are not sure whether to keep or not. Perhaps it might be an issue that you can’t face at the moment – but know that you will have to deal with it at some point.
These are the thoughts that have NO VALUE. For example, worrying about something which is out of your control.
Once you have cleared the junk from your Mind use these 3 categories each week to keep your mind free, open and relaxed. You will fell happier, less stressed and anxious, and enjoy your life more
Let’s Keep Sizzling!