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Nishall’s Blog: Declutter your mind

Lifestyle / Mon 14th Nov 2016 am30 08:20am

Nishall’s Blog

Declutter your mind!

WE all lead busy lives. In today’s world, it’s as if it’s a badge of honour. Always rushing to the next thing. Working late to meet that deadline to please a boss or client. Driving from one place to the other.

With all of the busyness that fills our days, weeks and months, our mental space begins to fill simultaneously. Internal thinking begins to pile high collecting dust. Stress and anxiety begin to form, ultimately, transcending into our outer world. Our days become even busier with stress and anxiety layered on top.

This is especially true during times of personal struggle. Our mental space becomes so cluttered with thoughts of reality, sprinkled in with fictitious inner-ramblings that we often find it hard to decipher between the two.

Here are three ever so simple, but foundational, ways to declutter your mental space:

1. Read

Many people want to find an escape, when you’re able to recognise the feeling of wanting to escape, use it as a springboard toward self-growth and reinvention.
Reading connected us to the power of personal story and shed light onto perspective. It made us see the very thing that caused us such pain a little bit differently. The lens in which we saw the world changed, and a shift in mindset transpired.

2. Meditate

Meditation doesn’t have to be sitting on the floor with your back straight and hands on your knees while concentrating on your breathing. As powerful as this has been for me, meditation can be as simple as finding joy in the quiet — finding space within your day to be bored and still. It’s finding solitude. These practices allow the busyness of our daily lives to slow down – to become more present with the moment and to become one with ourselves. It’s finding wholeness and connection with ourselves.

3. Write

Writing has been an answered prayer. It’s the purest form of release. It’s the city dump and charity to the thoughts that clutter your mental space. Writing wholeheartedly in a journal holds the key to personal discoveries you couldn’t have even imagined.
Allowing everything to pass from our egotistic head chatter to our fingers and onto paper has become the foundation to ourself-growth.

Decluttering your mental space uncovers the truth that sits within you, most times buried under the unnecessary. As your truth emerges and you begin to live life through it a sense of lightness takes over. Meaning and purpose ensue.

Our inner world is often the thing that gets neglected, even though it’s the very things feeding our outer world. As you might look to declutter your physical possessions, pause and pay attention to your inner dialogue. Maybe, just maybe, your next task is decluttering your mental clutter.

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