The mind is a TERRIBLE thing to waste!


Do you ever feel like your brain is on a hamster wheel?

 

Spinning without ever stopping? 

If you answered yes, that means it is time to take a break— free up some space in your mind.  

 

You are not alone. I find myself on the hamster wheel (I’m getting much better though). Yay me!

Taking care of our minds is not a conversation that is common among our friends, families, and even in the workplace. We tend to focus on our physical while forgetting our mental health is just as important. Now, I truly understand how important self-care really is. 

Over the last few years, I worked endless hours shuffling between jobs, barely sleeping or taking care of myself. In my eyes, there was nothing wrong with the way I was moving.  Let’s just say…focused and on a mission.

I was unaware of the impact this lifestyle was having on me mentally. Fast forward to 2020, when Covid-19 hit to be exact— life paused. WE paused. I can’t remember the last time I sat down, especially for this long. Guess what? This is what I needed.

 

Here's what I learned

During this “quarantine lifestyle”, I learned that I needed to do some decluttering. Checking in with myself and giving my mind time to rest and heal. Patience and consistency were key to my efforts.

To be the best version of yourself, it’s a must to tap into the world of self-care. This is where focus is regained, productivity increases, and energy is shifted to activities we have neglected. Our mind is complex and can be confusing. It’s not as simple as sorting a pile of laundry.

 

However, we must start somewhere if we want to reach the calm. Decluttering our minds can be quite simple and, like any new skill, requires repetition and consistency. 

 

So how do we declutter, you ask? I want to share with you some strategies I have used.  “

1. Writing

In no fancy format, write it down! Whatever it is. This is a more informal approach to decluttering. From grocery lists to house chores, write it down! 

2. Journaling

Similar to writing, having a journal creates a space where you can unload regularly and debrief.  

 

It’s a deeper form of intimacy with you and your mind, dumping your thoughts.  

 

Above all, I have found that journals allow you to identify patterns in your thinking and observe progress over time. 

 

3. Start with your environment

Maintaining an organized/clutter-free space allows positive energy to flow. As a result, it gives you the freedom to process your thoughts and exhibits self-care practice. 

4. Get up and Get moving

Exercise promotes a healthy lifestyle (mind and body).

Whether it’s a 30 minute home workout or a run/walk around the bloack, the feeling after is amazing!

Feeling alive.

Ready to conquer the world!!


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