3 Creative Ways To De-Clutter Your Mind
Do you wake up thinking about all of the things you need to do and feel stressed about it?
Do you have a “drama” filled mind creating scenarios that haven’t actually happened but you’re feeling upset about?
Are you thinking the worst will happen and feeling anxiety about it?
Are you giving into the thoughts that criticize your body, appearance or success?
If you’re human, then I’m guessing you experience at least one of these (probably all of them). I do too. It seems like a pretty human mind to have.
Here’s the other thing, it’s also human to have thoughts that serve you and your well being. It’s also human to have thoughts that speak to your inherent worth and lovability.
You deserve to have thoughts that support you best. That get you out of bed in the morning excited about your day. That have you looking at yourself in the mirror with love and silliness and maybe some sexiness too.
Thoughts that have you feeling amazing in your body.
Thoughts that inspire you to take action on your goals and dreams.
Thoughts that get you in touch with your innate joy.
It's your mindset that often guides how you feel and what actions you take in your life. This is why it's important to de-clutter your mind.
Your mind might be filled with so much clutter that isn't actually serving you.
Having a clutter-free mind is essential to you thriving and being at your best.
I'm sure you've heard a lot of ways of how to de-clutter your mind and improve your mindset so it's working for you. And, here are some fun, creative ways to help you de-clutter your mind.
1. Role Play, Talk To Yourself
Do you ever talk out loud to yourself? No, just me?
Well, if you don't, then I recommend you do!
If you're struggling with your mindset, talk to yourself out loud about the thoughts that are going on in your mind.
Does this sound cookoo? I promise you, it's perfectly okay (I do it all the time, but only when I'm alone!). To feel more comfortable doing this and to not scare away strangers or your loved ones, do this one when you're alone.
Act as your own coach or therapist (you are your best healer, after all), and talk to yourself out loud asking yourself questions about your mind and clearing away the muck that isn't serving you.
Ask yourself how you feel in your body when you think certain thoughts, notice, and feel.
This is part of self-coaching, and bringing more awareness to what's going on upstairs in that beautiful and wild mind of yours!
You can also do this silently in your mind when you are around other people.
Self-coach yourself in your mind asking yourself questions, noticing how you feel, feeling it, and moving through it.
You can bring awareness to your mind no matter where you are.
2. Spontaneous Movement
I believe that one of the best ways to get out of our minds and to create a "mind dump" is to get in our bodies and move our bodies.
When I'm having a lot of angry or resentful thoughts, for example, I don't find meditation to be helpful. And, if role playing or self-coaching in the moment isn't working, then what almost always works (unless my body is tired) is moving my body.
Moving your body can get your out of your head and focused on the you that is not your mind. You are not your thoughts, after all. You are the space in between. You are pure awareness. Your inner being is so much deeper than your mind.
Getting in your body helps you get more in touch with that. One of the things I love doing when I'm having thoughts I don't like is spontaneously moving my body like busting into a dance move or doing a yoga stretch. Or, deciding to put my sports bra on and do a full workout or go for a walk around the neighborhood listening to some music.
Catch yourself getting too caught up in your head, then notice how your body is feeling, and move it in the moment. Engage in creative bodily movement, whatever that feels like for you in the moment.
It may not "solve" your "problems", but it will help you feel more grounded and clear headed, which will help you engage with your "problems" in a way that's going to serve you better.
Dance the clutter away!
3. Have A Sense Of Humor
Laugh at your mindset. When you notice a thought that isn't serving you, laugh about it.
Humor is one of my top values, and I love to approach my mind and inner growth with humor.
Life doesn't have to be so serious all the time. You don't have to take your mind so seriously. You are not your thoughts, after all. When you are able to truly be a witness to your mind, you can see how absolutely ridiculous your mind is, and that is hilarious!
All these thoughts, one leading to the next creating ridiculous scenarios that haven't actually happened, getting all upset over what you've attached to in your mind...
Oh, how funny the mind can be! I love this quote from Mark Twain that I think sums it up pretty well:
I've had many troubles in my day. None of which actually happened.
Pretty funny how our minds work, and how we humans can get so attached to the thoughts in our brains that don't work well for us.
Having a sense of humor about your inner growth is also a gentle, loving way to be with yourself and your mind.
Humor is self-love.
Do you do engage in any of these creative ways to de-clutter your mind? Which one will you try today?
You deserve to live more joyfully, and thrive and shine in all areas of your life.
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