My favorite definition of mindset is “the established set of attitudes held by someone.” Even though your mindset has already been established in the definition, it doesn’t say that your mindset can’t change. That being said, it makes sense that clearing your mind of clutter goes a long way in helping you get more organized. Let’s face it – when you’re not clear-headed, it’s very difficult to practice organizational skills. There is no reason to put it off organizing your mindset for another day.
Write Down Your Feelings
One of the best ways to clear your mind of clutter is to take the time to write down your feelings. You can either do this in a journal that you keep, or a piece of paper that you throw away once you’re finished. Recent studies indicate that jotting down negative thoughts really does help to clear your mind and make you feel better. If you need proof of this just take a look at the amount of journals for sale on Amazon these days.
More and more stressed-out individuals are using meditation to clear the clutter in their heads. When life is hectic, do you ever feel as though you’re having a non-stop conversation (with yourself) in your head? If so, it’s nothing to panic about. Many people experience the same thing. Meditation allows you to focus on a single thing, which in turn helps to corral your thoughts when they start to wander. Dan Harris from Good Morning America has written a new book about meditation called: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, he is great if you are not yet sure about trying meditation.
Just getting up and moving helps not only clear your cluttered mind, but also helps your physical body in several ways. You can walk or run even dance if you like. A recent Ohio State University study discovered that when someone exercises with music, it activates the area in the brain that deals with a higher level of mental function. So add some tunes when you get up and move. This will help to clear your mental clutter and also clear the cobwebs in your body from sitting.
Take a Nap/Rest
Taking a nap, even a short one, goes a long way in clearing up mental fatigue and clutter in the mind. Believe it or not, taking a ten-minute nap helps to increase both productivity and alertness. Getting a good night’s sleep is all the better. So, the next time you’re feeling mentally overwhelmed, chances are that taking a short nap will help you to be more organized for the rest of the day. If you are unable to sleep, just walk away or close your eyes even for a minute or 2 can help, and repeat often until you can take a longer break.
Spend Time with a Pet
If you are like most people, your pet isn’t just an animal – they’re a beloved member of the family. Spending time with your favorite pet elevates your mood and makes it easier to get through the day. And if your pet is anything like my dog, he will demand attention at regular intervals, keeps me focused when I’m working, knowing he’s going to be bothering me again soon, lol. In the event that you don’t have a pet, take a few minutes to watch one of the thousands of cute pet videos on the internet. You’ll get a dose of cuteness without any strings attached.
I hope some of these ideas help you to get your mindset clear, and if you have any other ideas, try them. But, taking advantage of some of these tips should help you get more organized overall. You’ll soon see that this is beneficial to both your business and personal lives. Even if you’re currently the most disorganized person you know, it’s not impossible to change… with a little help from your mindset. Why not get started today?
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