10 Mental Wellness Tips to Lead a Happier Life

10 Mental Wellness Tips to Lead a Happier Life

Do You want to have a peaceful mind and a stress-free life? Let me tell you the art of decluttering your mind space for more productivity, peace, happiness and mental wellness in your life.

The only thing worse than having a cluttered home or workplace is having a cluttered mind. An unorganized mind is restless, unfocused, messy, unproductive, and most of all, a place for negativity. But to lead a happy life, you need to stop worrying too much over the trivial things and concentrate on building a peaceful and healthy mind.

Some of the things that contribute the most to mental disturbance is constantly thinking about the future or living in the past.

Making a lot of mental notes or not taking time to unwind which costs you with your mental wellness.

Luckily there are some very simple and basic strategies that you can use to declutter your mind. So let me tell you 10 habits for how you can declutter your mind and follow mental minimalism.

Breathe- Take it Slow for Peaceful Mind

It may sound very simple and you might think

“Don’t we all already breathe on autopilot?”

But that’s the whole point! When you focus on your breathing, your mind becomes peaceful. You can also choose to meditate, it’s one of the most effective ways. However, if you are one of those people who get scared and find meditation heavy, you can simply call it deep breathing 🙂 Just pause several times in a day for 2-3 minutes and take deep breaths. Try to focus on your breath as it enters and leaves your body. I also have a guided meditation video you can check it out.

https://youtu.be/AUtyCWsz0-U

Journaling For a Mental Wellness

The method is brain dump or you can even call it journalling.

Write all thoughts onto the paper, the good ones, the bad ones, the happy ones, the sad ones, the brain dump helps to reduce the load and takes the pressure off your brain. Honestly, we don’t need so much information in our brains all the time. There are proven researches show that journaling can help with anxiety, depression, and improve our cognitive patterns.

De-clutter your physical environment

A cluttered place can be very exhausting. It becomes very difficult for the brain to focus on important things when there is something else that needs your attention. It happens with me all the time, as a mom of toddler my home often becomes a mess and I sometimes don’t get enough time to clean it. But I have also noticed when it’s cluttered I lose my peace of mind, I get into arguments with Nishant and I’m less productive. Cleaning up instantly lifts my mood 🙂 Give it a try 🙂

Choose to Keep Things That Matter- The Marie Kondo Method

Identify the essentials. This is one of the mantras for a happy zen life. what I mean is if you want to simplify or declutter, the first step is identifying what is most important. In this case, identify what is most important in your life, and what’s most important for you to focus on right now. Shortlist the essentials. Keep things in your life that add value and adds to mental wellness and overall health.

Eliminate the Unnecessary

Now that you’ve identified the essential, you can identify what’s not essential. What things in your life are not truly necessary or important to you? What are you thinking about right now that’s not on your shortlist? It could be a daily activity, maybe watching tv you could avoid spending more time with kids or partners. We all have only 24 hours in a day, By eliminating as many of these things as possible, you can get a bunch of junk off your mind.

I give out mental wellness sessions and programs, check it out here https://themindfulabundance.com/programs/

Avoid Multitasking- Increase Productivity

I know, I know. It sounds counter-productive. But trust me, preparing that office presentation while updating your Instagram or scrolling through your amazon cart is not that helpful. While there’s no harm in occasional multitasking, constant juggling between tasks limits your attention span, increases stress, and creates additional clutter by making it difficult for your brain to filter out irrelevant information.

I am a mom so I often multitask, cooking and looking after baby together, folding laundry & watching my favorite shows or listening to podcast, but these are the things that can be done side by side, however when I’m working I like to keep away all the distractions and then sit down to work.

A study conducted by Stanford University showed that heavy multitasking lowers efficiency and may impair your cognitive control. The solution is to single-task as much as possible. Make a list of things you need to accomplish that day. Keep the to-do list simple and realistic. Start with what’s most important and make your way down the list, completing one task at a time.

Let Go For Mental Wellness

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down,” writes author Roy T. Bennett in his book The Light in the Heart. It is important to let go of all the negative thoughts and emotions that make you feel bogged down. Eliminating unnecessary thoughts, fears and concerns help reduce stress, boost self-esteem, and free up mental space. I’m a big fan of mindfulness and I also practice NLP so I know how to re-structure neg thoughts. I help many of my clients with this. Monitor your thoughts regularly and try to replace your negative thoughts with positive ones. It sure takes some time and strategies but it can be done.

Get in touch with me, if you have a past memory that is haunting you. I help in rewriting your life through therapies and mental wellness programs. Check it out here https://themindfulabundance.com/the-art-of-letting-go/

Be Decisive About Each Thought- Deep Thinking

If your in-box is filled with documents, but you fail to make decisions on what to do with each one, what will happen? Soon, your in-box will be overflowing with letters, bills, requests from prospective clients, and so on. The way to clear your inbox is by deciding what to do with each piece of paper that’s in there. The same thing applies to your brain. If you put off making decisions, your brain will soon be overflowing with all of the decisions that you need to make. The solution is to be decisive. For simple decisions, follow an approach such as the one recommended by Benjamin Franklin: create a pros-and-cons list. When you need to make more important and complex decisions, apply a more thorough approach, such as the WRAP Method recommended by the Heath brothers in their book, “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work”.

Put Routine Decisions on Auto-Pilot

Small, routine tasks can occupy a lot of brain space. This can include things such as the following:

Deciding what to have for breakfast each morning.

Deciding what you’re going to wear each day.

Deciding on what to eat for lunch; and so on.

You can reduce the amount of brain space that’s taken up by these routine tasks by putting them on auto-pilot. As an illustration, there’s a popular TV sitcom called “The Big Bang Theory” in which the four main characters are highly intelligent scientists. One of them, Sheldon Cooper, loves routines and has one for just about everything.

Now those of you who know Sheldon, you also know that his routines are extreme and over accurate, you don’t necessarily need to have that in your life but having some kind of routine/system for small things definitely helps.

Take Some Time To Unwind: Self-care

Last but not the least, take a break! Your brain needs to rest and recharge to perform smoothly. So switch off your phones and laptops and do something that makes you feel happy. Whether it’s a long nap or a walk in the park.

So, what are the thoughts and emotions that are cluttered and stuffed in your mental closet? Do you think it’s time to identify that junk and get rid of it for good!

Do let me know in the comment section which of these 10 tips are you going to try? To know more about it watch my video https://youtu.be/7VbQEMPbuLk

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