Honestly, this post is perfect timing. I'm not kidding when I say that less than 20 minutes away, I was journaling at my desk, aiming to release tension and unwanted thoughts, or clutter.
And I'm realizing now that I am completely full of clutter, and that's because I'm somewhat of a thought hoarder. We all are, though -- it's so easy to store fears, self-doubts, faces, comments, memories. But, if we don't clear these thoughts, they turn to unnecessary mental clutter.
In the last Wellness Project post, we learned how to release what no longer serves us. This post goes over more of the clarity aspect, and learning to keep our mind quiet forevermore.
So, as simple as possible, for this post is all about simplicity and clarity, here are a few ways to clear and prevent your mind of clutter.
the most simplistic thing you can do to clear
journal in the morning
let your thoughts wander onto the pages while your mind is still waking up
and here are 30 journal prompts to help
sit in silence and allow your thoughts to wander
sometimes, silence is good
stop watching so much TV
overstimulation is a real thing. blue light can awaken our minds and cause our thoughts to race around.
turn off your social media notifications
just try it for a week and notice how you feel
and stop reading all those self-help book
*sigh* I hate to admit it, but they do indeed add clutter. try a fictional book instead
get the right amount of sleep at night
come on. you know 4 hours isn't good for you
please stop being so hard on yourself
go for a walk or run, and listen to your body
exercise will help silence your mind of those little pestering thoughts
maybe try yoga
yoga is the most mindful exercise
go out and about and leave your phone at home
screw phones, man. they distract us from life
try listening for once
don't interrupt, don't nod if you don't understand, don't argue. listen
do something crafty, or artsy
release your clutter through art
and don't multitask
you will get everything done in time
just... slow... down...
there's no need to add so much to your plate so quickly
Wow, that was even hard for me. I've never written a post so simplistic before, but I kind of liked it. I hope y'all learned something from this post, and were able to let go of some sort of clutter.
Bookmark this page and return to it whenever you feel the need to release, clear, and move on.