The first step in finding inner peace, living in harmony, and achieving success - while trying to clear your mind - is taking mental breaks.
We must recognize that considering mental breaks is the synonym to recharging our brain, our mood, and our emotions.
Research on naps, meditation, nature walks, and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity.
Are you suffering from mental clutter?
Clutter is anything that gets in the way of what matters most to you.
It can undoubtedly be material — unwanted trinkets and clothes that no longer fit — but clutter also can be spiritual, emotional, and psychological.
Mental clutter is the stuff that not only takes up space in our brain, but continues to live rent-free as we feed, clothe, and otherwise sustain it. It’s the stuff that sends us on all sorts of twists and turns and eventually leads us down a road that goes nowhere fast.
If we let it, mental clutter will move in and take permanent residence in our minds.
With a little work, we can find a way to cleanse our souls and move forward. But first, we need to explore the most common types of mental clutter. (Elicia McIntyre)
Mental confusion can take over your life, your emotions, your reactions and the way you interact with others. It can cause stress and eventually the lack of ease also known as disease.
When your mind takes over you, how can you control your daily life?
How can you make the best decisions for your benefit and those around you?
Please know that your mind is your most potent weapon, and if you let it take over you, it will feel like an alien force controlling you like a puppet. It is scary!
How do we keep our mind from controlling us?
We must live in the present moment.
We must be aware of what we are thinking, feeling and doing at every given moment.
We cannot live in automatic; we must be in control.
We need to take Mental Breaks to focus and remember that we oversee our mind, not the other way around.
We should begin by taking 5 minutes per mental break, and yes, it should go down on your calendar like any other daily task.
It is crucial that we detach from the world around us to come in touch with us. Through mental breaks, we get in touch with US. It develops our need for peace, our need for harmony, our need for quiet time, our need for clearing space and declutter our mind to think with pure sense and what I like to call Divine clarity. If you want to experience a Divine connection, don't look for it outside. The only place of origin is inside you and with mental clutter, it will never happen.
What to do during our mental breaks?
- Disconnect from all electronics
- Sit in a quiet space
- Listen to calming music
- Write down your thoughts & goals
- Observe your thoughts starting with 5-minute intervals
- Contemplate on a painting
- Get up & go for a walk
- Listen to nature