In this article, I will explain how to declutter your mind and how giving it a break can help you
- get more memory,
- energy, and
- control stress.
Think of what happens to your computer or mobile phone when you have a lot of documents, applications and programs open and running simultaneously.
That takes up a lot of memory and internal resources. As a consequence, often, it slows down our devices a little bit.
Also, having a lot of documents open, if you need to access some information, it might take you a while to find it, because all the documents are all cluttered. Depending on how quickly you need the information, this can create a little bit of irritability and stress.
Whereas, if all the documents are in their respective folders, then it eases up on the memory used on your device. Also, when you need information, you know exactly where to find it.
That’s exactly how our brain works.
We get roughly 12 billion bits of information per second from the world out there.
Our brain has a way of naturally dealing with it through filters. These are a kind of folder system that puts every bit of information in their respective folder, so we can cope with it.
However, if we are constantly on the go and we don’t switch off, constantly checking emails, phone, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter all the time, that takes up a lot of memory and also uses up a lot of energy.
So, when you need information or someone asks you a question since you’ve used up most of your memory, you forget.
This is why it is important to give your mind a break.
It allows your brain what it does naturally anyway: put everything into the folders or filters.
So, it frees up memory. When you need information, you have the memory and you remember.
Besides you don’t get tired all the time, you don’t use up all the energy.
Here’s how to declutter your mind:
The process is very simple.
Every day, for as little as 30 seconds, make the decision to relax your mind.
At the end of every day, whatever time your day ends, when you decide
“This is it, my day is done”,
put everything aside.
Make the decision that for 30 seconds, but even a minute or two, as long as you want to, put your devices to rest, close your eyes and let your thoughts wander.
Let your thoughts go in and out of your mind without focusing on any specific subject. Just like waves coming in and out of the beach.
The waves do not focus on any particular part of the beach, they just come in and out.
Do the same with your thoughts. In and out. It’s a fluid movement.
Do that for 30 seconds or a minute or two and build up every day.
That allows you to
- make more space in your brain,
- to save energy.
- that gives you more memory
- and it allows you to control stress.
Then you will know where everything is, so when someone asks you a question, the answer is there.
Your life will change a lot if you give your brain a break.
If the thought of doing the exercise every day, even as little as one minute makes you cringe then let’s have a chat. Get in touch with me for a free 30-minutes consultation.
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