Have you ever thought of all the noise that goes on inside your head? If you live in an urban context you probably hear a lot of noise, different noises, all around you. Even if you are in your home in an isolated location you will hear a variety of different noises at the same time. Now imagine all that transferred to your mind – all the different noises inside your head. It can be overwhelming. Did you know that it is possible for you to remove almost all that noise and declutter your mind?
But how do you create a space in your mind that feels calming and peaceful? If you implement the following tips, you will be well on your way to replacing the clutter in your mind with tranquility.
1. Take out the garbage
The first thing to do is to create some space in your mind by doing a major spring clean. One of the best ways to do this is to write down your thoughts. But do this the old-fashioned way – with pen and paper. That way, you’re free from the distractions that come with your devices. Every day, take a few minutes to write down your thoughts, make a to-do list, or just rant.
When you clear your mind, you create space for new ideas and thoughts and that will have an outstanding impact on you, your relationships, and your studies or work.
2. Identify what is important
Now that you have masses of paper with thoughts, ideas and rambles, review and see what you have discovered. No doubt there will be many things in there that are important and you want to keep. So decide what you will keep and what you will delete. Now might be a good time to…
3. Start a journal
By writing down the important things you not only keep those thoughts in a safe place, but you also create space for wonderful new thoughts too. A journal is something that a very high percentage of successful people do. It can help you keep track of important deadlines or appointments, or just day-to-day chores, and overall provide some structure to your mind.
4. Declutter your environment
Once your mind is clear of clutter, now it’s time to tackle your physical space. Studies have shown that a decluttered, clean, and organized space can help with productivity. Organize your desk, or finally, fold the clothes lying in a heap on the floor… Whatever is in your way, remove it so you have a clean slate in which to work and live.
5. Slow down
It may sound odd but slowing down and taking more time over things also removes clutter. It gives you the ability to think clearly and deliberately. So slow down, do the things that are essential. Take your time in prayer, read a book, take a walk outside. Life is worth enjoying so live life deliberately and live it at the pace you are comfortable with.
We hope this helps you quiet down your mind a little bit!
Written by Saiyyidah Zaidi, originally posted on sistersmagazine.com