Ever feel overwhelmed by your thoughts? Do you ever stress about the daily or weekly tasks you need to complete? Not only does having a clean and clear environment influence how we feel, as does the thoughts we think in
There are times where we have moments of peace and quiet. However there are also times when our minds can become stuck in a loop of negative thinking leaving us feeling overwhelmed and stressed.
The thought of those dishes still to be done, emails to be sent and that workout to fit into an already jam packed day at times can start to wear anyone down not only mentally but physically too. Thought patterns can change when we become tired and stressed which in turn can influence the decisions we make at that given time.
However here's the thing, we all have an inner monolog and can experience negative thoughts, but to calm the chaos when it hits can be a challenge especially when put to the test in times of highly stressful situations and moments in our lives.
Many of our thought patterns are habitual. How we think and behave in times of stress or overwhelm is what determines our lifestyle results.
So how can you break free from your mental clutter when these thought pattern processes that can present in your day to day life start turning into a mind-field?
Try these 3 mental habit hacks:
Habit Hack 1: Deep breathing
Did you know that your brain adjusts your breathing to the needs of your body automatically? When you feel rushed, stressed or overwhelmed your breathing can become rapid, or short, meaning less oxygen uptake to your brain, which in turn can make you feel tired and sluggish.
Having good posture by sitting up straight with shoulders down and back, and taking deep breathes allowing the chest and abdominals to expand will relax the mind, calm the muscles and help to normalize brain function.
Habit Hack 2: Retrain your brain
Take notice of your thoughts, interrupt and reframing them as they present is a great way to help to prevent any negative thoughts from spiraling out of control and training your negative bias. Simply saying ‘thanks but no thanks’ to it will calm the inner critic and help to allow it to pass. Then replacing it with what you now choose to think differently. Just like strengthening our muscles, retraining our brain takes effort and energy so keep at it until it becomes habit. (but If symptoms still persist see your doctor)
Habit Hack 3: Conscious action
It’s time to hang up the hat of old habits and start taking conscious action. Once you’ve retrained your thoughts try following with setting up actions that aligned with your new level of thinking. An example of this could be instead of going to the fridge when you’re not hungry, maybe try a glass of water. Feeling overwhelmed? Stop and have a 5 minute moment or cup of tea to calm yourself down and gain clarity on your next step. Or maybe you’re stressed? Take a brisk walk or run to release any negative energy then hit the ground running.
Start by setting one intention
There you have it team, 3 great habit hacks to clear your mind and calm your soul.
Be sure to keep on creating a space you love and make time for what matters most,
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