How to be mentally well with five everyday approaches to good mental health
Mental chaos is anything keeps you from thinking organized thoughts. Feeling overwhelmed is a cause of mental clutter which affects your well being, here’s how to clear your mind
Both physical and mental clutter are equal culprits to getting you stuck in the middle of all your daily responsibilities. Physical clutter is when you can’t find your keys as you screech out the front door in the morning, trip over a pile of laundry or find yourself buried under a mountain of paper, while mental clutter includes the myriad of thoughts, ideas, promises, unfinished tasks, guilt, blame and the like that swim around your brain tricking you into inaction. No matter how you look at it, mental clutter affects your well-being. In acute cases, it can affect you physically, literally making you ill. At minimum, it is a source of stress and frustration.
Use a notebook for all your to do lists, thoughts and notes. Take time to search for the perfect notebook for you, choose the one you like the best and carry it everywhere you go.
Tie up the loose ends
If you have many things on your list with many of them started but not completed, set deadlines, delegate or move on to number 3 if the value of completing the task is not motivating enough to get you going.
Regardless if it is a system or a friendship, if it’s toxic, it’s time for a change.
Schedule time to think
So much time is wasted on tasks that are of low value or no value, leaving you with little or no time for the things that are important. Make time daily and weekly to prioritize and plan.
If you are struggling to move forward mentally, then try focusing first on moving forward physically. Studies show that taking a short break after every 20-45 minutes of input increases your productivity. Find time to exercise as this also helps clear the mind and improves your physical well-being at the same time.