We have all heard the phrase “declutter your mind” at least one million times by now. The real question is, how many of us have actually done that?! Decluttering your mind can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m sharing four ways that I have been able to declutter my mind for ultimate clarity and less stress.
If you are someone who plans out your day, what are your priorities? Is your family your main priority? Are you focused on the work you have to do? It is incredibly rare for two people to have the same priority, and that is okay. By now, you probably have a good sense of where your priorities lie, and how you feel once you get those priorities accomplished.
For those of you who may not know where your priorities lie, I have a simple system that you can follow. I recommend writing out your typical day. This may have ten things on it, or it could have ninety. Just write out your daily routine. Once you have your list written out, put a star by the task that are most important to you. After that, underline the tasks that you have to accomplish to feel productive. Both of these are your priorities.
I love this process because I find that it is great for decluttering your mind. You know what you have to do that day, and how it makes you feel to accomplish those tasks. Not only have you created a routine for yourself, but you have also created a self-love practice that you know should be done each day.
Write It All Down
If you ask Will, he will tell you that I have journals everywhere. I have always been someone who feels more comfortable literally writing things down. By writing things down, you are pulling those thoughts out of your mind, essentially decluttering your mind. You are also putting these thoughts and actions into the universe which is a key step in manifesting. Write down whatever comes to your mind. Content ideas, recipes to try, people to call, important dates. Whatever is clogging up your mind, acknowledge its’ importance and allow it to shift.
I also love to use Trello to keep my goals and tasks organized! Not only do I use it for my personal life, but I also really love it for organizing my blog content and ideas as well. For those looking for an easy brain dump, this is the best option!
I also have created The Mini Vision Planner for you to download! This is a completely editable planner that you can use to help organize your life! This is the planner that I use every day to help me organize my thoughts, my goals, and my month, week, and days. You can edit every section of this planner to fit in with your schedule. 10 pages that are completely undated allow you to reuse this planner as often as you want!
Organized Life = Organized Mind
If yo are someone who is living in chaos, your mind is going to be chaotic. I used to have a bad habit of just leaving things for future me to deal with. I didn’t feel like doing the dishes. No one else was vacuuming, why should I? While these are tiny things on the grand scale of life, I would find myself at working thinking about how I needed to empty the dishwasher! Cleaning up your surroundings is such an easy way to make yourself feel better.
You automatically feel like you have more time in the day. Not having to do these little tasks leaves you more time to work on the important things. This may be something as simple as homework or dinner, taking care of your family, or spending time working on personal growth or self-care. Not having 100 things to worry about in your life will help you become more clear when creating goals and setting intentions for your day.
Slow It Down
Sometimes our lives just get out of control. It can happen without us even realizing it. If you are able to, take a few days to yourself and just live in the stillness. Some of my most motivational moments have came from a much needed break. Depending on the priorities you set for yourself, bringing it back to the basics of what you need and want to do in life may be exactly what you need.