Declutter Your Mind, Declutter Your Thoughts!
With modern-day life being so hectic, it’s crucial to recognise the impact this has on one’s mental and emotional well-being. Quite often, without realising it, we can clutter our minds in a negative way that ends up increasing emotional and psychological strain in our lives.
I am no different as I have felt overwhelmed by the pressures of life from time to time which increases my irritability, lowers my patience and significantly impacts my effectiveness at work.
How To Declutter Your Mind?
Throughout my career as a celebrity vocal and performance coach, I have found a few ways of avoiding this sort of “cluttering”:
Re-Focus Your Mind:
Find an activity that you enjoy and that allows you to focus on it at the moment without external distractions of any kind. Finding an activity that allows you to focus on it at the moment without external distractions can be a great way to reduce stress and improve overall well-being. It can be any activity that you enjoy but is essential to hold your attention.
Examples include; painting, drawing, writing, playing a musical instrument, gardening, cooking, dancing, practising a sport, reading, taking a walk, or engaging in a hobby.
Take A Break From Technology:
During times of feeling overwhelmed, I find it’s beneficial to try to eliminate as many distractions as possible, such as turning off your phone, finding a quiet space, or letting others know that you need some time to yourself. I find whenever I take a break from electronic devices, my stress reduces and my overall mental health improves.
I recommend setting aside specific times of the day when you will not use them, such as the first hour after you wake up in the morning or the last hour before bed. You can also create designated “no-device” zones in your homes, such as your bedroom or living room, where you can relax and disconnect from technology.
Expand Your Consciousness:
My final advice on how to declutter your mind is to allow yourself to listen to or observe different cultures or perspectives on life. Doing so is a great way to broaden your horizons, gain new insights into different ways of life and gain a greater appreciation for the rich tapestry of human experience.
There are many ways to learn about different cultures and perspectives. One way is through human conversation, whether that means conversing with someone from a different culture or simply listening to others talk about their experiences. Another way is through research, whether that be reading books or articles, watching documentaries, or exploring online resources.