In my last post, I talked about a spring cleaning detox I’m on. The first week was all about spring cleaning your diet, so be sure to check that out if you haven’t yet. This post will be about spring cleaning ones mind. Our minds, similar to our homes, can quickly become cluttered with out an effort on our part to keep them clean and organized. The reality is that we all have old emotions, stresses, ideas, feelings and pain that are holding us back in one way or another. To cleanse ones mind from mental clutter, it takes a conscious decision and effort. We all want to be the best version of ourselves we can be, and a vital part in getting there is ridding any mental clutter that’s holding you back.
The first step is to figure out what’s holding you back. Some common areas we all tend to be affected by at some point in life are:
#1 Negativity – whether this mean your own negative thoughts towards yourself, or allowing negative people in your life. The “negative Nancys” in the world aren’t doing you any good! There’s no reason to let them bring you down, and I suggest you cut them out of your life for good. I’m personally working on eliminating negative people from my business, and not letting their opinions bother me.
#2 Procrastination – Power wash away the procrastination in your life! Procrastination is only holding you back. If there’s something you want to do, or have been thinking of doing for a while, just do it! Try connecting with yourself and identify why you want to do this thing your procrastinating, and come up with a realistic plan to get it done.
#3 Stress – By now we all know that stress is not doing us any good! In fact the affects of both short term and long term stress have been identified to be contributing factors to a long list of diseases including cancer. This spring, take time for yourself and do something you enjoy. I love doing restorative yoga, and am practicing diaphragm breathing to de-stress myself. Sleep is also an amazing de-stressor!
#4 Pain – Whether your pain is emotional or physical, try getting to the root of it and looking for solutions. There is also a major difference between being in pain, and suffering about it. We all have the choice to choose how we deal with pain, and suffering is only one option. Next time you stub your toe, rather then cursing or shouting (I’m sure I’m not the only one), try being stocked on the fact that you have toes and think about how awesome they are.
#5 Balance – Finding balance in your life is critical to living happily and healthy. If you struggle on finding the time to eat healthy, exercise and relax all while juggling your own hectic life, then take an afternoon to review your schedule. You’d be amazed by the pockets of time you can find, and how much more effective you can be when you make a schedule and stick to it.
I hope this post helps you find more time to enjoy the beautiful person you are, and live your life with more joy and less mental clutter.
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