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How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want To Try
Do you feel like your brain is in serious overdrive? A stream of clutter slowly turning your mental space into a chaotic mess? If the answer is yes, it means that your mind is frantically waving a red flag, begging you to free up some headspace.

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Set Priorities

List your top priorities and ensure that your goals, actions and decisions reflect them. Then, create an action plan to meet those set goals and divide your time to focus on each item...

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Keep a Journal

Journaling eliminates intrusive thoughts about negative events and improves working memory. This leads to more energy for other mental activities, better stress, anxiety, and depression mana...

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Learn To Let Go

Eliminating unnecessary thoughts, fears and concerns helps to reduce stress, boost self-esteem and free up mental space.

Let go of all the negative thoughts and emotions that make you ...

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Avoid Multitasking

There’s no harm in occasional multitasking, but constantly doing so limits your attention span, increases stress and makes it difficult for your brain to filter out irrelevant information.

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Breathe

Deep breathing is an effective technique to clear your mind, induce tranquillity and elevate your mood instantly. It lowers the heart rate and blood pressure, helps your bod...

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Declutter Your Workspace

A messy workplace can lead to inefficiency and frustration.

Declutter your workspace ASAP. Start by getting rid of all non-essential items and assigning a proper place to everyt...

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Be Decisive

Put off making decisions often, and your brain becomes overwhelmed by the clutter created by those pending decisions. So stop procrastinating and decide.

For simple decisions, e...

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Share Your Thoughts

Talking to a loved one about how you feel is a great way to release pent-up emotions. Sharing your thoughts with others can also give you new perspectives, which can help you think cl...

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Take a Break

Your brain needs to rest and recharge in order to perform smoothly. So switch off your phones and laptops and do something that makes you feel happy. 

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Limit Media Consumption

Excess of information can clog your brain, causing stress and anxiety. You can prevent that by:
  • Limiting the amount of time you spend on social media.
  • Being selective about ...

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Think About It

Acting without first reflecting can make things worse. Regularly reviewing how you spend your time will give you insight into how you got to your present state, how to move forward strategically...

Manage Your Inbox

Knowing your inbox isn’t overflowing can save you a lot of mental stress, which helps you focus on more important tasks. You can reduce your message by:

  • Unsubscribe from promotional and notification emails.
  • Use filters to sort nonessential email into specified sections of your inbox, so they don’t show up every time you log in.
  • Use programs to schedule emails and send reminders, so you can deal with emails on your own time. 

Have a “Mental Junk Drawer”

Dump your ideas, notes, lists, and saved articles that don’t have another home into a digital document. This clears some mental space—without adding papers and notebooks to your actual junk drawer.

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Happiness

Happiness and satisfaction are subjective concepts – while for some of us monetary benefits can be equated with job satisfaction, some might strive for recognition of their hard-work and los...

Workplace Happiness defined

In a fundamental sense, workplace happiness comes when:

  • We enjoy doing the tasks assigned to us
  • We feel right about the people we are working with
  • We are happy with the financial benefits we get from the job
  • We have the scope of improving our existing skills
  • We feel respected and acknowledged at work

Importance Of Happiness At Work

Happy employees are compulsory for a growing business.

A study on organizational success revealed that employees who feel happy in the workplace are 65% more energetic than employees who don’t. They are two times more productive and are more likely to sustain their jobs over a long period of time.

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Reducing Mental Clutter At Work

Multitasking and being interrupted are big sources of clutter in our minds. Switching between tasks, we have to keep details of both tasks in mind, which harms focus, patience and enjoyab...

Reducing Mental Clutter At Home

Physical clutter affects your brain, too. If your home is a mess, clearing your space can be the first step to clearing your mind. We can take a step further, though, and clean out mental clutter just like we clear our physical clutter.

To have a happy home life, a thorough mind dump is an essential skill to practice. The thoughts you have are taking the place of the thoughts you could have, so consider which thoughts you dwell on and how they may be impacting you and those around you.

Reducing Mental Clutter In Your Soul

We take in so much information every day, we need a regular practice for decluttering our spirits. Distractions are a form of clutter that you can easily remove by being aware of and avoiding them. 

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