The moment we get up in the morning there is a mental to-do list that is going on. The hours keep passing by and we keep crossing off the check-list. Sometimes my mind is so overloaded and cluttered with things to do that I don’t even know from where to start and where to end. That’s why I came up with 5 ways to declutter your mind.
Having a baby and trying to work from home is not easy. As much as I love being a mother it still takes a toll on one’s health and mind. Being creative is another ball game. But life goes on and we have to do what we have to do. If we don’t have to work or take care of loved ones, life would be pretty boring. I can’t imagine a day when I don’t have anything to do.
It would be great to know how to polish our time management skills and declutter the mind. Reading books have helped me a lot in finding ways to take out some time for myself and manage to get things done. I wonder what we would have done if there were no libraries or books. Imagine!
Now let’s jot down the things that can help us all:
- My husband would always say, take one day at a time. We just have 24 hours in a day, It’s up to us how we organize that time, how we utilize it well. Breaking down tasks into mini-tasks helps in achieving them on time. We can get them done one by one. and a lot of people also write their daily tasks as well, sometimes I do it too plus It’s a great way of having everything in one list, crossing it off is fun, and you won’t forget anything.
- Get it done quickly. Sometimes I am in la-la land while doing a house chore and I have noticed if I focus on what I am doing, I am able to get the task done in half the time. In addition to that staying focus is the key, my friend but I think women tend to daydream more often than men. I guess we are just busy thinking about our kids. My mind is mostly occupied with what my daughter is doing & things like that.
- Declutter your physical surroundings. When my room is a mess especially the bed. My mind automatically becomes a mess. Make a habit of cleaning up your bed the moment you get up. In the living room, the couch is a culprit. The pillows should be fluffed or organized properly. And that upholstered chair in your room with all the clothes- Please sort it out. We don’t even realize but these little things stress us out on a daily basis. Clean your bed-side table. Put as minimum stuff as you can.
- Get plenty of sleep, well, at least enough for you to function properly. I am ready to bite if I don’t have enough sleep, ask my husband Lol. We think that if we sleep less and get everything else done, it won’t matter. Research shows that sleep deprivation can actually cause memory loss, depression, anxiety and impairs judgment.
- Take out some time for yourself or at least do something. Read a book, listen to some music, paint, work out or write and get connected with your creative side. It’s a feeling of accomplishment that will keep us going on even if I get 15 minutes and get to read few pages of a book. I feel happy. Self- care is essential, a must do.Our mind is cluttered when we are thinking too much, over stressing and worrying about every little thing. If you live with family. Trust them with chores. Always ask for help. Learn to delegate. If you live alone, make a list of things and get organized. Every day is a new day and it won’t be the same as before. Slowly and steadily improvement happens.
Give yourself a break!
What consumes your mind controls your life.