If you’re anything like me, you tend to get overwhelmed on a daily basis. There’s just so much to do and not enough time to make it happen. The trouble is that we often perceive things as worse than they are because we keep thinking about them instead of taking action to solve our problems. When this happens, you know it’s time for a little mental detox.
Be clear about your priorities
Reduce decision fatigue by getting clear on what’s important to you. Maybe it’s family, friends, and work. Maybe it’s self-care, creativity, and comfort. Whatever your priorities are, use them to help you make decisions and eliminate the mental clutter that comes from trying to decide what to focus on.
If it’s not a yes then it’s a no
This may seem like a ruthless way to make decisions, especially since eliminating all of the ‘maybes’ from our lives might actually limit our opportunities. But if you are someone who spends *way too much* time trying to make decisions, try listening to whether your intuition is telling you if something is a yes or a no. For example, try this method when you’re deciding whether to keep an item of clothing, buying something new, or accepting an invitation to an event.
Keep a storehouse for your ideas
Let’s say that your beautiful, amazing brain is filled to the brim with ideas. You have SO many ideas and thoughts and dreams that you don’t know what to do with them. They’re overwhelming you more than helping you. What can you do to make sure you save all of that goodness but still make room for some headspace? Start by creating a system for storing your ideas. Whether you store them in Evernote, a physical notebook, Google Drive, or the notes app of your phone.
Because of the amount of time we spend online, we end up consuming a lot of new information on a daily basis. Some of it is useful, but a lot of it simply clutters our brains with unnecessary details. Of course it’s important to constantly learn new things, but it’s more important to put that information to good use. If you learn something new, avoid letting it clutter up your brain by telling someone about it, writing about it in a blog post or journal.
Let your head have its free time
Give your brain some space by freeing it up regularly. Be willing to let go and not react to every little idea or thought you have, and make time in your schedule to get rid of whatever’s cluttering up your mind.