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Declutter Your Mind with Organization and Thinking Positive

Do you wish you could enjoy life without being distracted by disturbing thoughts and worrying about tasks you need to finish? How about getting back the hours you spend searching for lost keys and fixing careless errors because you are doing too many things at once?

Decluttering your mind can sharpen your focus and relieve stress.

Try these suggestions for taking control of your thoughts. See how getting organized and positive thinking both help you to declutter your mind.

Tips for Getting Organized

You probably know that becoming organized could save you time and money and protect your mental and physical wellbeing. However, there may be challenges in your way, like indecisiveness and lack of skills.

Use these strategies to turn things around:

  1. Set priorities. If you are feeling overwhelmed, cut back on your commitments. Figure out which activities give you the most satisfaction and let go of the rest.
  2. Plan your schedule. Manage your time, so you can devote more resources to your top priorities. Make a list of the things you want to accomplish and set specific deadlines.
  3. Tidy up. Your physical surroundings affect your productivity. Clear off your desk and kitchen counters. Upgrade your storage and filing systems. Take your shoes off when you come in the door and use paper-free options as much as possible.
  4. Simplify your lifestyle. Value quality more than quantity. Limit your possessions and media consumption. Turn off your phone for at least one hour each day, especially during mealtimes and before going to bed.
  5. Slow down. Avoid rushing around. Allow yourself enough time to get dressed in the morning and do your grocery shopping. Attend fewer meetings and take breaks throughout the day.
  6. Breathe deeply. When you are under pressure, your breath becomes shallow and rapid. Inhale slowly through your nose and feel your abdomen rise and fall. You will think more clearly when your brain is getting more oxygen.
  7. Write things down. Take notes and make recordings to remind yourself about what you need to do later. It will make it easier to focus on what you’re trying to accomplish now.

Tips for Thinking Positive

Even if you are not an optimist by nature, you can train yourself to look on the bright side. You will have more energy, and you may live longer.

These activities can help you to think positive and declutter your mind:

  1. Explore your purpose. Think about what makes your life meaningful and satisfying. It is easier to persevere through challenges if you remember the reasons behind your activities.
  2. Focus on solutions. Shift your attention to the things you can control. Break big projects down into smaller steps. Create short-term goals and milestones, so you can see that you are making progress.
  3. Cultivate gratitude. Count your blessings each morning or before you go to sleep. Keep a journal where you can write about the happy events that occur each day. Let others know when their presence makes a difference in your life.
  4. Seek support. Surround yourself with family and friends who love and care about you. Talk about your feelings and ask for help when you need it. Gather together to have fun and laugh.
  5. Give generously. Helping others can put your own troubles into perspective and strengthen your sense of belonging. You also build your confidence by putting your skills to work.
  6. Practice self-care. Your physical health affects your mental wellbeing. Look after yourself with a nutritious diet and regular exercise. Get plenty of sleep and spend time doing things you love.

Make your days more orderly and peaceful. Clearing away mental clutter allows you to accomplish more with less effort. You will feel happier, and you will be able to create the life you want and deserve.

Sandy Chernoff
Sandy Chernoffhttp://softskillsforsuccess.com/
SANDY'S 30 years of didactic and clinical teaching in study clubs and continuing dental education, coupled with her almost 40 years of Dental Hygiene practice bring a wealth of experience to her interactive soft skills workshops. With her education background she easily customizes interactive sessions to suit the specific needs of her clients. Her energetic and humorous presentation style has entertained and informed audiences from Victoria to New York City. Sandy’s client list includes law firms, teaching institutions, volunteer and professional organizations and conferences, businesses, and individuals. Her newest project is turning her live workshops into e-learning programs using an LMS platform. Her teaching and education background have helped her to produce meaningful and somewhat interactive courses for the learners wanting the convenience of e-learning options. As the author of 5 Secrets to Effective Communication, Sandy has demonstrated her ability to demystify the complexities of communication so that the reader can learn better strategies and approaches which will greatly improve their communication skills and ultimately reduce conflict, resentment, disappointment, complaining, and confusion. As a result, the reader will be able to increase productivity, efficiency and creativity, improve all the relationships in their lives and ultimately enjoy a happier, healthier existence! Sandy blogs regularly on her two websites on the various soft skills topics that are featured in her workshops and e-learning programs.

2 COMMENTS

  1. This is an excellent aticle filled with wise advice.
    I needed to learn the importance of prioritizing once I started my company.
    If I’m not aware of this on a daily basis, I’ll go nowhere.

    Thanks for sharing this, SANDY CHERNOFF😊

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