5 Simple Ways to De-Clutter Your Mind

August 22, 2022 Stress Students

Have you ever got the feeling that your mind might be in a mess? Have you been finding it difficult to remember things? Do you find it hard to focus on anything lately? If your answers to all these questions are yes, then there is a high possibility of your mind is cluttered.

Many people suffer from mind clutter because they tend to hold onto their past. Also, some even feel desperate to find a solution to something that is beyond their control. Besides, constant negative thoughts can also result in a cluttered mind.

In this article, you will find some easy but effective ways to de-clutter your mind. You can use these methods consistently to see improvement over time. Besides, you are going to find some motivational decluttering quotes from some inspiring people that can help you to anchor positive emotions.

“When you think positive, good things happen.” – Matt Kemp

5 Simple Ways to De-Clutter Your Mind

  1. Start with eliminating the negative people

Start with eliminating the negative people

“I will not allow anyone to walk in my mind with dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Negative people have the biggest power to influence your thoughts, decisions, and state of mind. Their negative aura is bound to emit nothing but depressing and negative energy. You can recognize these people easily. They talk about the negativity of any situation or people most of the time. They put other people down and make them feel unworthy of anything good in life. The constant negative thoughts on their minds kill the goodness of the people around them.

The first step in de-cluttering your mind is to recognize these energy-suckers in your life and get rid of them. You can start avoiding meeting with them or talking to them frequently. If they happen to be someone you get to see every day, then try to ignore their words. The best way to do that is to replace each negative statement with a positive one in your mind.

  1. De-clutter your personal and professional space

De-clutter your personal and professional space

“Imagine yourself living in a space that only contains things that spark joy.” ― Marie Kondo

One of the best ways to de-clutter your mind is to organize your home and workspace. Have you ever thought about what effects your messy desk is having on your creativity and productivity? Visualizing the clutter at your home and workplace daily results in cluttering your mind. So, your cluttered desk might be the reason you lost the project of an important client or missed an important meeting.

It’s time to organize every little item in your life. Fill your place with the things you like. Keep every single thing organized starting from your cupboard and kitchen cabinet to your desk. If you find it hard to keep things organized regularly, set a time in a day or in a week to take care of your cluttered space. Thus, you will be able to feel positive all the time.

  1. Prioritize things in life

Prioritize things in life

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. – Stephen Covey

One of the main reasons for getting your mind boggled with clutter is not being able t recognize what is important in your life and what is not. This makes a person want to meet the demands of focusing on everything around him. At the end of the day, he is unable to keep up with everything and finds himself lost. Therefore, keeping your list of priorities in your life is very important.

Write down the things that matter to you the most as per their priorities. Include both personal and professional stuff. Once you are done with the list, focus on the most important things or goals in life, these should occupy your thoughts most of the time in the day. Keep your priority list with you and go through them every day until it becomes automatically visible in your mind.

  1. Plan your day

Plan your day

“Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.” ― Margaret Thatcher

If you look at the lives of the great people, you will find everything started with a plan. But plans are not only meant for big goals. They are equally essential when it comes to our daily work. Without any plan for the day, you will always find yourself missing one or more important tasks. Moreover, daily planning will help you achieve your big goals in life. Besides, you will get a sense of purpose in life and will feel proud when you complete your daily tasks.

Keep an online or offline journal with you to plan out your day. Also, you can use Google calendar or Microsoft To Do to schedule your daily activities beforehand. The best practice is to fill the entire calendar for a week. You can keep on adding any extra tasks you get to do as they come.

  1. Keep yourself happy and positive

Keep yourself happy and positive

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

Being happy and positive is one of the best ways to de-clutter your mind. But, it is always easier said than done. Many things prevent us from being happy. The first step of being happy is to recognize the thoughts or feelings that are coming between us and our happy state of mind. Holding onto past traumatic incidents, break-ups, poor academic performance, unpleasant physical appearance, poor financial condition, etc. work as triggers for unhappiness.

One way to deal with all of these situations is to judge the importance of that thought and feeling at present moment. Are worrying about lack of money constantly bringing enough money into your life? Or, are feeling sad about your break-up bringing back that person?

You need to understand one vital thing in life. By constantly focusing on the negative things in life you are threatening your life in two ways. One, you are making it difficult for you to focus on the solution rather than the problem. Secondly, you are depriving yourself of some precious moments that could have been invested in creating good memory.  So, start focusing on the positive things in life. Besides, happiness is a state of mind and you are the only one who decides what state of mind you would prefer today, tomorrow or the rest of your life.

Decluttering your mind will open many doors of opportunities and miracles in your life. You can only let them flow if you decide to take the necessary steps to de-clutter your mind. Let us embrace all the good things life has to offer and proceed with confidence and dignity. Last but not the least, remember –

“Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor – it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.”


Benyam Gizaw

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