March has arrived and spring is right around the corner! I’m more than just a little bit excited. This winter has been way too long and I’m ready for warmer weather.
One thing I love about spring is doing a huge purge of my closet to make room for new spring clothes. Getting rid of dark, heavy winter clothes and replacing them with lighter and brighter spring clothes is so refreshing!
In preparation for this year’s closet cleanse, I started thinking about other ways to refresh my life. After doing some research, I decided that I wanted to try a mental cleanse. I’m the kind of person that tends to over think and spend too much time worrying, so I figured I would give this a try. Here are some ideas for getting rid of brain clutter:
Go for a walk
If you’re feeling upset or stressed, a nice long walk can do wonders. When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I tend to focus solely on whatever is bothering me and to shut out the world around me. Going for a walk and observing nature can help put problems into perspective. Remember to stand tall and to breathe deeply.
Take a break from social media
I’m slightly addicted to Instagram, so this one is hard for me. It can be easy to get into the habit of constantly refreshing and checking notifications. Taking a break from social media can help you to stop worrying about how many likes your photo has and encourages you to start using your time in more productive ways.
Take some time to sit quietly and relax your mind. If you’re like me, you often have a million different thoughts going on at the same time. Meditation can help to calm your mind and to narrow your focus. As little as five minutes can make the world of difference.
Start a gratitude journal
When life gets hectic and stressful, it can be easy to dwell on the negative things going on in your life and forget all the things that you should be grateful for. Take a moment each day to think about all the good things in your life and write down a few. On an especially stressful day, read back a few pages and smile!
Whether you like riding your bike, playing basketball, or going shopping, plan to do something you enjoy. Taking the time to do things that make you happy is a great way to combat stress and anxiety. Reward your hard work with a little fun.
What do you do to cleanse your mind?