Our discussion topic this week is how do we declutter our minds??? I found a good article about this on Zenhabits. In the article, they list 15 different ways to declutter our minds. Check out the entire article HERE
I decided to do this one so that ALL of you could help me with this... My mind goes about a million miles a minute ---and sometimes, I just need to slow down and get back in control.. One thing which I have always prided myself in is the ability to multi-task... I have always been able to do several things at one time --and manage them all. However, as I've gotten OLDER (yipes), that is becoming a little harder for me! SO---when I read in the article saying that one way of decluttering the mind is to "Single-Task" ----that really hit home!!!!! Doing one thing at a time???? Goodness... That is so hard for me!!!!
Another way the article says to declutter the mind is to declutter our surroundings. I am not a pack-rat ---but our computer room does get messy!!! In January, I spent several days cleaning out junk and throwing away or refiling things (so that I can find them)... That felt good ---but was it enough??????
Another thing which I need to do (according to the article) is to watch LESS TV. Our TV is on almost all day/all evening---whether we are watching it or not... Recently, I have been so upset at what is going on in the world and in our country... These are things which I can do nothing about ---so I NEED to turn off the TV and do more praying for the world and our country instead.
Some of the other things mentioned in this article are: taking a walk and getting out in nature; keeping a journal; exercising; healthy eating; rethinking our sleeping habits; prioritize our list of things to do--and just do the essential ones; quit worrying about things; talk to someone about what is on our mind; and most of all---SLOW DOWN. Definitely stop and smell the roses!!!
My questions to you are:
1. What do you do to declutter your mind?
2. What do you NEED to do that you aren't doing now???
Have fun with this one... I certainly did!!!! Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday. (By the way, no storms for us last night... Just wind and rain!!!)
P.S. ALL photos and illustrations came from the internet.