Past Troubles And Mental Clutter

Past Troubles And Mental Clutter

We tend to ruminate on issues from the past and condemn ourselves over them. But that’s counterproductive; more often than not those issues are no longer relevant or were out of our control.

When you catch yourself ruminating, ask yourself if it’s necessary or useful and if you had a choice in the matter, to begin with. It will help you discern what matters, so you can go easier on yourself. 

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Circumstances And Mental Clutter

Our circumstances can add to mental clutter, and inertia often leaves us stuck with it. But we can and should change our circumstances if they are not working in our favor.

Clearing physical clutter, stepping away from toxic people and environments, ensuring financial, mental and physical health are all things you can do to better your life and decreased mental clutter.

Health And Mental Clutter

Your mind and body are one. It’s much easier for a physically unhealthy person to experience a poor mental state.

Things like lack of sleep, improper eating habits and lack of exercise, among others, can throw your internal balance in disarray and with it, bring mental clutter.

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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 enjoyability.

Get rid of distractions sources and keep to single-tasking to stop harming your productivity and well-being. Creating systems and prioritizing also helps you let go of the to-do lists so you can be present and productive.

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Reminders give us mental space for more important work. They make sense because we can't remember everything.

They keep our most important priorities top of mind. And studies show how reminders can help us save more money, keep up with medical treatments, and be more charitable.

Game On: Framework for gamification

Identify The Problems and address them like a game

Designing the Basic Framework

  1. Challenges - problems and challenges you face and habits you want to build.
  2. Activities - tasks you need to perform to overcome your challenges and build new habits.
  3. Rewards - points that will help you accomplish milestones and redeem rewards.
  4. Variable Rewards - it is okay to just receive smaller rewards every once in a while.

Assign points every time you accomplish a goal.

Maintain a progress system to help you see your progress to reaching your goals and unlocking rewards.

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