Suffering from a little “mental clutter?” Are you on overdrive? No worries, we’ve all been there before. Just when you think you’ve cleared your head a whole new pile of crap starts to unload.\! So why does our head get so jumbled from time to time?
These day’s most people are on futzing around on a (computer, ipads or iphone) at least 8-10 hrs a day. And more than likely they have multiple screens open so they can micromanage 25 things at once! Plus, if that’s not enough the phone starts to buzz at the same time. “It just doesn’t STOP!” Now when you get home you figure you are going to play it cool to your spouse and kid’s and place your phone on vibrate or silent. The problem is you get right back up to check it every 10 minutes to now see if you actually missed a call or text.
Anything that goes “ping” or “vibrates” will definitely get your attention! It’s very scary, but the fact of the matter is “Technology Controls Us!” It controls the way we think, and the way we react. It keep’s us up insane hours of the night, competing to get thing’s done. Our mind literally start’s to race at times and then… the worst possible thing happens, (you forget your password). This is when the ultimate PANIC comes on and anyone who is daring enough to walk in at that very moment just better duck or run for the hills!
How can you have good judgement in your life and make healthy choices when your mind is all out of focus? From the files on your computer, the notifications from your Twitter and Facebook accounts, everything and everyone is trying to get your attention, like you are the g-d damn president! This digital form of clutter that most of us have an addiction too, simply crumbles your ability to focus and perform creative tasks. So how do we take back control and remove some of the s_ _ _ from our heads?
Try these simple suggestions for slowing things down
- Define your goals
- Prioritize your i-phone, or date book constantly
- Break up things into small pieces and place them in categories
- Track your practice
- Create positive patterns in your daily routine
- Remove distractions from your immediate life
- Keep results front and center in your mind
- Plan ahead
- Reward yourself when warranted
- Block out MEtime
- Set Limits for your Social Media
- Make a rule that you will only purchase a specific amount of apps and don’t download a bunch of unnecessary items either
- STOP friending everyone. If you don’t know their name after meeting them in person 3x then adios!
- Start to minimize and cut down on storage space
- If you work on a computer, having a cluttered desktop remove all files from your desktop daily!
Remember clutter is not just the s_ _ _ in your head, it’s anything that stand’s in between you and your life!