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Three tips for de-cluttering your mind

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Do you ever get that sense of ‘cabin-fever’ in your life, not just in winter, but anytime you get trapped in the same old way of living day in and day out – the same thoughts and self-judgment, the same surroundings, doing each day exactly the same thing as the day before?

If you are feeling stuck, bored, muddled or frustrated right now, perhaps it is time to create a new sense of momentum and space where the fresh air and sunshine can come in and ignite your exuberance for living. Sound fun?

It’s actually quite simple to kick-start yourself into a sunnier season, here are 3 easy things you can do right now to get that spring-clean underway by de-cluttering your mind!

1. Say “Goodbye” to negative thoughts
Are you tired of those same old self-criticisms – are they getting a bit old? Have you ever wondered where you got them up from anyway? Mostly, we learn to judge ourselves by seeing other people in our lives do the same; we also energetically pick up their junk and let it gather like dust in our lives, rather than realising if we don’t like the dust, we don’t have to keep it. What do you do with it? Well, that’s up to you. You can choose to let the dust settle right in and clog up your life if you want to. Or you can sweep it on out the door. Dealing with negative thoughts and judgments really is as simple as choosing to sweep up the dust – just pick up your handy-vac, suck it off the floor, and throw it back outside or in the trash. “Thanks for coming in dust, but I prefer a clean, shiny place to live in, good-bye!”

2. Move that body and enjoy a change of scene
It is simple and ridiculously effective. Scientists don’t talk about endorphins for no reason. Getting out and getting active, will definitely make you feel better, especially if you incorporate this into your regular lifestyle. Start with a five minute walk around the block and increase your activity from there. Don’t make it about exercising or getting fit either – get out and just enjoy the movement of your body. You may want to try some different types of movement that would be a little more interesting for you than just walking… but think of it as throwing open the windows, shaking out the floor rugs, letting the sunshine and fresh air in to enliven every cell of your body and being. A change of scene can be just what is required to re-invigorate and stimulate your senses with new sights, sounds and scents.   Enjoying your body and a change of scene are very effective ways to blow away the cobwebs when you have been stagnant in one position or one place for too long.

3. Do something different
When the routine of life starts to get you down, it’s time to do something different. Add something new to your life. Just ask, “What could I add to my life today that would give me a sense of ease and fun right away?” The thing is, the world is an energetic amusement park of possibilities, are you exploring them? Are you having any fun? What if all you have to do is choose to do something different? Choose to add something new to your life?

You could take up an old hobby, or start a new one, explore a new park or nature strip, join a book-club, or take an online course. Do something you have been desiring to do for a long time, and never got around to – now’s the time!

You don’t have to wait for winter to be over for you to break out and get happy – a new season in your life is really just a choice away. So if you want something different, all you have to do – is choose.

 

Dain Heer

Dr. Dain Heer is an internationally renowned author, speaker and facilitator of consciousness and change. His latest book is 'Being You, Changing the World - Is Now the Time?'. For over 14 years Dain has been inviting people to embrace their true greatness.

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