If you’ve read my article on spring cleaning for a healthy home, you’ll understand the importance not just for the organization but for your health. Decluttering your home leads to decluttering your life. The next step in this process? Cleansing your mind, body, and soul.
Steve Siebold is a psychological performance and mental toughness coach and author of 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of The World Class. He says if you’re not mentally organized, you’ll be wallowing around unclear about what you want and unsure if you’re competent enough to get it.
Tips to spring clean your mind:
#1 Seek Solitude
Kids, husband, work, friends – sometimes life can get a little overwhelming. If we want to be at our best day in and day out, we need recovery strategies from all the stress. The best way to spring clean your mind is taking a step back from everything and going into solitude. Even just 20-30 minutes of “me time” can be beneficial to your mental health.
#2 Master Time Management
Take control of your responsibilities by managing your time efficiently. The key is to use time, rather than allowing time to use you. While you can’t control the hours ticking by, you can control the way you use them.
#3 Organize Your Emotions
Organizing your emotions is a necessity to stay sane and happy. Having the ability to manage multiple problems at once along with emotional control is vital. Don’t over think and don’t let little things overwhelm you. The amateurs get tangled up in the mess of it all, while the professionals know how to problem solve. Remember, everything will turn out okay.
#4 Be More Decisive
Confidence is key. Indecisiveness clogs your mind and reduces your self esteem. Don’t let this happen! Stop being shy of your own abilities and start owning them. Become courageous and confident. Decision-making skills are like muscles: they can only be built through use.
#5 Learn to Forgive
“Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” If you really want to free your mind, learn to forgive. While most people plot revenge, healthy people learn to accept life as is and move on. You don’t have to tell those who wronged you that you forgive them; simply forgive them in your heart by coming to terms that we are all fallible human beings.
#6 Have more fun
One of the most overlooked yet important aspect of mental spring cleansing is to enjoy yourself. Do things that encompass your natural talents, abilities, and, most of all, your passions. No matter how busy you are, set time for fun each day.
#7 Think bigger
Think outside the box! Don’t focus on just getting by, live your life to its fullest. If you’re going to be thinking, you may as well think big. Look at the world as an exciting adventure instead of a frightening place.
To Spring clean your mind use these seven simple tips. It will improve your alertness and concentration, decrease your procrastination, and improve the overall efficiency of your life. You’ll notice a decreased amount of a stress and a better balance between work, friends, and family, all resulting in a peace of mind.