How to clear your cluttered mind, stop over thinking.
What is a cluttered mind ?
Is different from overthinking?
A cluttered mind has too many thoughts, lack of focus, distractions. Leaving you feeling overwhelmed.
We’re thinking about what we have to do all the time. We are cramming too much in and we’re over stimulated.
Overthinking is focusing too much on one or several thoughts. It’s like a few big noisy attention seeking ideas and We are motivated but not present.
Be the BOSS of you!
Decide who is the boss of you. All the demands on your time and thinking use your energy. You decide.
Choose a time of day for dedicated thinking time and planning time before setting your doing time. No more multi tasking. Set aside the right time for you. Uninterrupted!
Create a system to get organised. Try the recommended APP'S or find some you like to help you record with auto reminders. Keep it simple.
Restrict the incoming load of email + social notifications, distractions and interruption. Schedule times for a digital detox. What will you start doing, stop doing and continue to do?
Decide what you realistically have time for. Know what it is you value the most. What are your goals and energy levels. Remember who is the BOSS.
Make sure you add time to do the things that inspire you and give you a lift. Find ways to fill your cup.
Meditation and mindfulness are ways to give your thoughts a rest, it's time out to create peace of mind. Start small. Just a few minutes a day.
Choose to evolve rather than revolve. Find books, blogs, podcasts or even movies to challenge your mindset and worldview. Self-develop your thinking.
Create rituals and habits that serve you. Create your own little mastermind group or have an accountability buddy or support from a life coach.
Below are a few APP's as a resource to help you plan, organise to create your lifestyle around what your goals and values. Set your thinking and planning time. Start small on the right things. Some people are more organised than others. Work on improvement and remember to benchmark your success. Consider a buddy system or create your own mastermind group with a friend or two. Maybe get a life coach for support. Each of these sites have great information on how to use the APP and additional info that you will find useful. *NB Be selective with APP's you download. Don't add to your Digital Clutter!
- It's your mind - be the boss! Only you can decide what go's on in your head.
- Set the best time for you for focused / creative thinking. Are you lark or an owl?
- Create a system with a planner and APP's to schedule your time with auto reminders
- Set priorities based on your goals, values and energy levels. Know the difference between urgent and important.
- Seek inspiration that gives you mental energy. Do something each day you love.
- Uses techniques for quieting the mind. Start small.
- Read, listen and watch to broaden your thinking
- Create rituals and habits that serve you.