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Find yourself feeling overwhelmed, lacking mental clarity, or feeling distracted? It might be time to declutter your mind. Close a few tabs, take some things off your plate, and give yourself permission to declutter; Not just the physical space in front of you but also the mental clutter. Sometimes our heads get cluttered with thoughts and feelings making it difficult to concentrate. Experts suggest journaling or meditating for five minutes daily to clear out those old thoughts before becoming overwhelming again!
Take Some Time To Unwind
In a world where there is so much to do and our schedules are always tight, it can sometimes be hard to find time for yourself. Even if you have a day off or an entire vacation planned, you still might feel like the stress of everyday life hangs over your head even when just sitting on the beach at night with only waves crashing against the shore as background noise. Times like these call for some self-care in order to let go of everything else that's going on around us. And really foruc on creating mental clarity.
In a recent time magazine interview with high power financial Advizor Walter Zimmerman, he names daily meditation as his secret weapon to success. He goes on to say “Meditation directly affects the function and structure of the brain, changing it in ways that appear to increase attention span, sharpen focus, and improve memory.”
Avoid Multitasking (so that you don't feel like you're drowning in tasks)
The art of multitasking is a tactic that's easy to grasp, but hard to fulfil. This technique can be overwhelming for your brain and really wreak havoc on your mental clarity. In fact, researchers have found that multitasking can reduce your productivity by 40%.
Juggling multiple tasks at once means you're fighting against the natural rhythm in which our brains work best: focus on one thing until it has been completed before moving onto something else. It also makes it difficult for us to tune out distractions when we try switching from task-to-task quickly without an adequate break between them, leading some people to find themselves struggling with their concentration skills even after years of being capable enough as they were before committing fully into multi-attentive behavior patterns.
Keep A Journal
Journaling is an excellent way to get your thoughts and feelings out. It's also an effective tool for self-reflection, tracking goals, processing difficult situations, and fostering creativity in general. Journal writing can be more therapeutic than you realize. It forces you to go deeper into yourself than just thinking about things on the surface level without getting anything down on paper anywhere else.
Keeping a journal can be extremely helpful in boosting mental clarity and alertness as it gives you a place to house all those thought rattling around your mind. It can also be a great tool in dealing with significant life changes. The Journal of Experimental Psychology recently published an article suggesting that General, expressive writing eliminates intrusive thoughts about adverse events, improves working memory, and helps to free up our mental resources for other activities, like managing stress more effectively.
Breathing is one of the simplest ways to restore mental clarity. As cliche as it may sound, taking a few deep breaths can really help when you feel stressed. Breathing exercises are both the easiest and most effective way of getting your mind right again. It's all about filling up with air to eliminate bad feelings that keep holding on from time to time. Deep breaths can also be used as an immediate stress reliever before or during stressful events such as interviews, presentations at work, tests at school...the list goes on!
According to Stress.org Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness.
The benefits don't stop there either; they go beyond just making people happier - science suggests breathing exercises can actually help you live longer too. So next time life gets overwhelming, try taking 10 minutes away.
Movement and exercise is often forgotten when we’re thinking about mood and mental clarity. Being active is so important to keep your physical health in check, but it also plays a major role in your mental well-being too! It improves stress, depression, anxiety levels and more by releasing endorphins that help you feel good even when life gets tough. Movement and exercise are important for mood and mental clarity because they act as natural antidepressants, releasing endorphins into your bloodstream which make us feel good by repairing our brain cells.
Eating a balanced diet full of nutrients is one of the best ways to keep yourself mentally sharp. Turns out our brain cells are sensitive to sugar, and an overload can lead to mental fog. To help with this situation, try implementing these tips:
Eat more protein-rich food like fish and beans.
Make sure you're getting enough sleep every night.
Drink plenty of water because hydration helps keep the mind sharp.
Although many of us struggle to find the time to make sure we're always eating our best. Vitamins and supplements can help to give a little extra boost. In addition, a growing number of people are turning towards nootropics as an alternative way to get their daily nutrients.
Remember, before starting any new supplement regimen, talk with your doctor about potential side effects and dosing requirements.