If we let it, our minds to fill up with lots of buzzing thoughts - memorizing mental to-do lists, ruminating about the past, overthinking the future...
Ready to declutter? Below you'll find five simple and proven ways to make mental space for the most important things you want to accomplish.
1. Eliminate Decision Fatigue
If you've ever felt exhausted by the number of little choices you have to make every day, you're not alone. What you’re experiencing is decision fatigue. One way to combat it is by reducing the number of choices in your wardrobe. This decluttering framework is helpful for improving decision making with your wardrobe and in all areas of your life.
2. Reduce Information Overload
We’re consuming 5x more info than we did in the 90s. And these attention-grabbing headlines are taking a toll on our emotions, often making us feel less than or stressed out by the state of affairs. While there’s value in learning and staying in the loop, putting limitations will help us create mental space. Instead of picking up your phone 110 times per day, try reducing your average with the Moment app.
3. Spend Less Time Browsing
Between fast fashion and Amazon Prime, we can get everything on-demand. While these things seem like time savers, it’s easy to get stuck endlessly browsing, reading review after review, and spending more money than we had initially anticipated. In addition to saving you time and money, a simplified wardrobe has many benefits.
4. Take Deep Breaths
Your brain is wired to overthink, worry, and keep busy. By taking deep breaths, you focus your mind on the present moment, initiating your parasympathetic nervous system’s relaxation response. Or simply put, it calms you down - giving you space to prioritize what's most important. Try a meditation app like Simple Habit and see if you can find the quiet that’s buried under your 50,000 daily thoughts.
5. Narrow Your Focus
Most of us have loads of ideas swirling around making it hard for us to decide what to do next in our career or side hustle. By narrowing our focus, we’ll feel more in control, more positive, and build more momentum. We chatted with Ellie Hughes, the ethical fashion blogger behind Selflessly Styled - she shares how focus led to the growth of her blog and how it helped land her dream job.
Hope you’ve found something to help your mind feel a bit less cluttered!