Organizing Your Mindset in a Few Easy Steps
If you look up the definition of mindset, you may find one that describes it as, “a disposition, attitude, or mood.” So it makes sense that clearing your mind of clutter goes a long way towards helping you get more organized.
You may also have realized by now that when you’re not clear-headed, it’s tough to practice organizational skills or even get work done on time. With so many detrimental thoughts swirling through your mind, all you want to do it curl up into a ball until you feel better.
I’m going to share 6 activities you can take on that will help with organizing your mindset. These are everyday, enjoyable activities that will get rid of the fog and get you back on track.
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Write Down How You’re Feeling
One of the best ways to clear your mind of clutter is to take the time to write down your feelings. You can either do this in a journal that you keep, or a piece of paper that you throw away once you’re finished. Recent studies and my own experience confirm that keeping a record of negative thoughts does help to clear your mind and make you feel better.
More and more stressed-out individuals are using meditation to clear the clutter in their heads. When life is hectic, do you ever feel as though you’re having a non-stop conversation (with yourself) in your head? If so, you’re not alone!
Many people experience the same thing. Meditation allows you to focus on a single item, which in turn helps to corral your thoughts when they start to wonder.
Go for a Walk or Run
Not only does running help to eliminate a cluttered mind, but it also benefits your body in several other ways.
Walking does the same thing, especially if you’re no runner (like me!)
And listening to music when you walk or run is even more beneficial.
Why? Well, according to studies, when we exercise with music, it activates the area in the brain that deals with a higher level of mental function. More about these findings in this article.
The research found that listening to music led to a 28 percent increase in enjoyment during the walking task, compared with no auditory stimuli. Enjoyment was also 13 percent higher for those who listened to music, compared with those who listened to a podcast.
I share more about the benefits of walking here.
Take a Nap
Taking a nap, even a short one, goes a long way to clearing up mental fatigue and mind clutter. Believe it or not, taking a ten-minute nap helps to increase both productivity and alertness.
If you’re someone who struggles to get enough sleep at night, a nap is even more beneficial and you can sneak a little shut-eye in just about anywhere. Really. Even if you work in an office with co-workers, you can catch a 5-10 minute nap during your break (I have done this LOL)!
However you work it in, whenever you’re feeling mentally overwhelmed, taking a short nap will help you to be more organized for the rest of the day.
Spend Time with a Pet
For most people, pets aren’t just animals – they’re beloved members of the family. Spending time with your favorite pet elevates your mood and makes it easier to get through the day.
Now if you don’t have a pet, you can take a few minutes to watch one of the thousands of cute pet videos on the internet. You’ll get a dose of cuteness (and lots of laughs) without any strings attached.
Hang with Friends or Family
Remember those people who make you laugh? Those who you can confide in and love you just the way you are? Yeah, hang out with some of those people now and then. They’ll help remind you that you’re human and that it’s okay NOT to be “fine” all the time.
If you’re away from those you hold dear, reach out via video chat (Messenger and WhatsApp have these options available for free as long as you have a WiFi connection.) Let people in and you’ll be surprised at how much better you feel.
Do you have some ideas about ways to organize your mindset? Great! Take advantage of some of the tips above and add your own to help you get more organized overall. See how much your productivity jumps in both your work and personal life when you take some time to de-stress.
Here’s some additional guidance to help you reach your productivity goals – Practical Productivity for Online Entrepreneurs
By the way, even if you think you’re the most disorganized person you know, you can still become your very own version of Marie Kondo – with a little help from your mindset.
Don’t wait, ok? Get started today.