Say, how do you clear clutter….from your mind that is? Do you ever have a hard time finding free space to make room for the most important thoughts that you really should be thinking?
I have to say my mind, lately, is completely, jammed packed with details, ideas, to -do’s, and every other thing that I probably already forgot to do.
I’d like to tell you that when my mind goes into overdrive that I simply shut down my computer and tuck away my iPhone. I take some nice quiet time to myself and do something that I enjoy to clear away the madness in my mind. But that is not the case. I usually get all the more obsessive about my to do list and the little time that I have to accomplish it gets completely frazzled.
But honestly, when it comes down to it, for me there have only been two things that I know to do that help add a sense of clarity and calm (although it might only last a good 30 minutes) and for me that is exercising (usually walking) and reading + writing (for me that is my Bible and/or something, maybe even anything, inspirational and writing out my frustrations, worries, cares or concerns in a journal with a nice inky pen). Yeah, this is not really taking me away from all of the screaming thoughts but somehow it clears out a little space or helps makes sense of something that I just can’t wrap my mind around. Whether it is a personal problem or a project that I’m working on and just find myself stuck. Sometimes I find the answer, sometimes I get inspired but mostly I find a few extra breaths that I so badly needed to breathe.
What about you? I’d love to hear how you help to clear the clutter in your mind.
Here is to a little more space for happier thoughts + creative ideas and solutions!