Monday, March 25, 2013


You may have read articles about how to de-clutter your home or your desk, but if anything needs de-cluttering, it’s your mind.

Your brain is a complex and confusing organThe mind is certainly not like an inbox that can be sorted through. Your mind is not difficult to de-clutter.

 You can sort through your mind, even getting past the scar tissue of old hurts and traumas, with these simple actions:

1. Breathe: Take a few deep breaths and then just focus on your breathing for a few minutes. It has a calming effect, and allows other thoughts to just float away.

2. Write it down: If you have a bunch of things on your mind, get them on paper and off your mind. 

 3. Rethink your sleep: If you aren’t getting enough sleep, or your sleeping pattern isn’t ideal, it can affect you a great deal. 

4. Take a walk: Get outside and do some kind of physical activity; it clears your mind. 

5. Do less: Cross half the things off your to-do list; just pick a few things to get done today, and focus on those. 

6. De-clutter your surroundings: Having a lot of stuff around you occupies part of your mind, even if you don’t realize it. 

7. Identify the essential: This means figuring out what is most important in your life, and focusing on these things. 

8. Get in touch with nature: Looking at the ocean, a river, some trees or anything “green” can be calming and focusing at the same time. 

 9. Go slower: Walk slower, talk slower, drive slower and even work slower. All of these things tell your mind that you’re not in a hurry, and that you want to take life at your own, non-rushed pace.


10. Single-task: Multi-tasking fills your mind with a lot of clutter, without a lot of productivity, instead of multi-tasking, single-task by focusing on just one thing at a time.

Looking forward to hearing how this helps you to slow down.  I plan to do just that after I finish this blog and I click "publish" sure helps to take your own advice...let's go take time to Smell the Roses!!!


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