It happens to the best of us. We have so many thoughts that travel back and forth that we don’t know what to do with ourselves. We’re at work and the last thing we want to do is bringing back home the after-work thoughts.
Does your mind ever feel like it’s still running, even when you want to go sleep? You want to think about what matters but your thoughts are mostly all over the place.
What if you could clear your thoughts effectively and instantly, without using much force? What if you began placing your thoughts on what matters than just random thoughts popping in your head.
Let’s discuss the top 11 simple tips on how to clear thoughts and relax your mind. Here are ten tips for clear thinking.
This post is about the 11 simple tips on how to clear your thoughts
Go For A Walk
Taking a walk will clear your thoughts. Usually, when you can’t even find yourself thinking clearly, it’s because you have too many thoughts at the same time. Changing the scenery and getting your heart rate up all contribute to the clarity of thought.
Finding a place or an environment that calms you can add significant time for you to clear your thoughts.
Declutter Your Space
It is said that if a home is messy, everything is in some sort of disorder, then that person is bound to be internally ‘messy’ too. There’s some truth to that figuratively. So if you have a messy external environment, you’re bound to be messy internally. When your room is a mess, you’ll have issues finding what you need. When you have a bright, open space, you can focus much better. If you find yourself consistently unable to think clearly, declutter your space and see if that helps.
Cast Your Cares Before The Lord
If you’re a Christ Believer, that may be one of the greatest assets to help you clear out your thoughts. Prayer changes things, so by telling God your problems consistently will lead you to make the choices you need and clear your thoughts. It’s all about focusing your intentions on God and everything that stands for God. That way your thoughts slowly transitions from a wide variety of thoughts to only one thought, God. Then eventually, leading to mental clarity.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8 NKJV
Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet
Sugar and simple carbohydrates make it much harder to focus and clear your thoughts. After you eat sugary foods, your blood sugar spikes, leading to irritability, tiredness, and brain fog. To make matters worse, once your blood sugar crashes again, you may experience mood swings, anxiety, and lethargy.
I actually when through this when I was working on my assignments. Eating ice cream or any sort of surgery food leaves you unproductive. So instead of eating sugary foods, I switched to fruits such as oranges and tangerines for snack consumption. It helps in the end.
If you can, try eliminating sugar from your food consumption to improve mental clarity.
Get More Sleep
Sleep experts recommend adults receive between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Sadly, most people sleep below that number. One of the most profound effects of lack of sleep if brain fog, or your inability to think. If you regularly have problems with mental clarity, consider slowly putting in more sleep into your night, perhaps by going to bed just fifteen minutes earlier, and slowly working your way up from there.
Alternatively, you might consider taking a power nap if possible during the day. Closing your eyes and dozing off for 15 to 20 minutes mid-day has more benefits than a cup of coffee, and can increase your energy level.
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Meditate When You Have The Time
Meditation is another excellent way to help clear your thoughts. Meditation, though it defined sitting in a lotus position and focusing on your breathing, can be done in a variety of ways. It’s all about the process of breathing. So all you have to do, even if you don’t have the time, use 1-2 minutes of your time to breathe. This will eliminate distractions and boost your brainpower. By focusing on your breathing, it also helps you to focus on what matters the most to you.
Write In Your Journal
One of the most efficient ways to clear your brain is to do a brain dump, where you write all your thoughts in your journal. Set a timer and let your ideas flow. Whether you choose to type your thoughts or write them down on paper is up to you. Releasing your thoughts will help you organize and prioritize what needs your attention right away versus what can wait.
This is one works best for me when I need to clear my thoughts. It’s really effective and I encourage you to try it.
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Make Decisions Quickly
When you overthink and can’t make a decision right then and there, you are actually experiencing analysis paralysis. It occurs when you weight the pros and cons a way bit too much. Even though you may be considering the details of a plan or a choice, doing this in excess will weigh you down and slow your progress. Therefore, having a problem with mental clarity.
When you must make a decision and you find yourself stuck in indecision, set a timer for about 10 or so minutes. It’s whatever feels right for your situation or decision you have to make. Force yourself to decide as soon as the timer goes off. Making quick decisions will free your mind so you can move forward to better things and help you think more clearly.
Rely on Your To-Do List
If you have much responsibility and obligation in your life, your mind will end up in a brain fog. To free up your thoughts, clear out your schedule. Make a list of everything you need to accomplish and tackle the most manageable thing first. As you free up your time, you’ll clarify your thoughts.
Reduce Caffeine Intake
While a little caffeine can give you energy, increase focus and therefore increase productivity, overdoing it has the opposite effect. If you’ve been drinking too much caffeine and find your mind racing, it may be time to cut back. Consider exchanging your caffeine for another energy-boosting technique that has cleaner results, such as going outside for a brisk walk, or taking a power nap, as mentioned above.
Consider Your Physical Needs
Finally, when you’re dehydrated, hot, hungry, sick or tired, decision-making is harder. Consider focusing on your basic needs. So if you’re hungry, eat food that will give you an energy boost. Drink tea or water for regular liquid intake. If you need physical care, take a walk, take a nap, because if you don’t, you’ll have a much more challenging time organizing your thoughts.
There you go! I hope you find this post helpful.
How do you clear your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!
Until Next Time,