Why And How To Start Decluttering Your Mind?

We all have laptops or PC’s that we use personally or professionally to get work done. Now imagine those days when they are slow and sluggish because they were loaded with unnecessary files. Now that you have the picture in your head; liken this scenario to your own brain. The brain is for lack of a better term – an advanced biological computer. Therefore just like a typical computer; it tends to slow down and reduce in performance when filled with a whole lot of garbage ( we will get to the garbage part in a moment). Anyway, here is a post about reformatting your biological PC AKA decluttering your mind

The Benefits Of Decluttering Your Mind

We are living in the information generation. The internet through social media has made it possible to fill our minds with facts on just about anything. The problem is if we feed our minds with information that misinforms us or exposes us to negativity then we are feeding it “garbage.” The result is a cluttered brain that performs inefficiently and ultimately leads to a sad and unhappy existence. The trick is decluttering your mind.

How to start decluttering your mind

  • Let go of the past. You can’t undo the past. All you can do is learn from it; therefore it doesn’t help to hold on to regret or pain from the past.
  • Keep a journal to help you gain perspective and put order to your thoughts
  • Limit the information you feed your mind. Be very selective about what you learn and who you learn it from. Sometimes just one wrong piece of advice can bring your grief throughout your life.
  • Let go of resentments, worries and fears. It will just drag you down like a sack of potatoes.
  • Write down actions and to do lists. Writing down to do items, clears your mind of too many items and helps you to focus on a few things at a time. Priority and time management is key.
  • Clean your external environment. Sometimes the area around you is an indication of the chaos in your own mind. By organizing your workspace or living environment; this will inadvertently help organize your mind to achieve success.
  • Mindfulness and meditation may help control your mind. If you can control your mind then you will be able to filter out the bad stuff while retaining the good thoughts; this will result in you perpetually being in a state of high vibration
  • Sleep well so that your mind can create new connections and rid itself of old outdated connection through the process of neuroplasticity.
  • Choose a few things to focus on by rejecting too many options. When you have too many things on your plate; your mind is usually all over the place and doesn’t have any direction. Decide what is important to you and make a commitment to stick to achieving it.
  • Slow down. Give yourself time to slow down; which will let your mind know that there is no rush to get a million things done. This will inadvertently lighten it’s load and serves as and excellent method to start decluttering your mind

The benefits of decluttering your mind

Improved Efficiency

The first benefit of decluttering your mind is improved efficiency. When you have a brain that is not overloaded to the point of collapsing; you will notice that you are able to focus on the things that matter and achieve better results. This will overlap in areas of you career, personal life and hobbies.


The most important benefit of decluttering your mind is clarity. When you have less to worry about; and when you cut out the noise – you will start to gain clarity on what is really important. You will start understanding what you truly stand for instead of having the herd mentality. When our minds are too preoccupied with the unnecessary then it loses site on direction.

This means that if you are not able to consciously choose what you think and focus on; your mind will do it for you. And often the choices it makes for you isn’t the most ideal. This is the very reason why determined people have no time for petty quarrels while some people will argue with the cashier over something as small as not accepting their coupons. You choose what to give energy towards and the more energy you give to something the more it will materialize in your life.

Reduced Anxiety

When your mind is free; and when you start to embrace the present moment you will start to see your negative thoughts anxiety switch off. You will stop stressing over what is not important because you have trained your mind to stay focused on what really counts. For e.g. if someone insults you you are able to walk away unaffected because you refuse to take in those unsolicited opinions about you.

To conclude; Decluttering your mind is an ongoing process. You need to be able to develop a natural filter to weed out all the noise and keep only what nurtures your mind. Think of your mind as a garden…. would you want weeds or beautiful roses occupying it’s space?

What are some of the methods you use for decluttering your mind. we would love to see them in the comments section below.

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For a well rounded approach to maintaining a healthy mind read: The Ultimate Guide On How To Sustain Your Brain Health

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  • It’s helpful to do complete work on your mindset: get rid of regrets and fears. But it never works for me. I get rid of one mental problem and acquire another. A vicious circle.

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