Do you ever feel like you need to declutter your mind?
Is that mommy brain kicking in?
These days it’s really hard to stay focused.
It’s a huge distraction having family home during this time especially with a house full of kids who need me constantly along with trying to work.
You can shift your focus with with these 5 ways that will make you feel not so exhausted at the end of the day.
1.Do A Brain Dump
I recommend keeping a journal or notepad by your bed. Before you go to bed, just dump all of the thoughts ideas and tasks out of your brain onto paper. Then go through and prioritize what really needs to get done and what can wait.
I also recommend keeping a whiteboard on the fridge for those random thoughts that you don’t want to forget or a task your family member shouts out to you. Grab your expo markers and write it down on your whiteboard which I keep on the fridge.
2. Stop Multitasking
Do you start a load of laundry while making a call and cooking dinner at the same time? Or what about answering an email while on your daily walk.
By the end of the day, do you feel scattered and exhausted?
Be present to your task. You’ll get more things done effectively if you focus on one thing at a time.
3. Take A Technology Break
We spend hours online: reading blogs, managing Pinterest boards, watching viral videos on YouTube, etc. There is so much information it can clog your brain, causing stress and anxiety.
You can start by setting a limit on the amount of time you spend on social media.
4. Be Decisive
Why do we overthink things? What is the fear to make the decision? When you leave a decision hanging out there, it starts to way on you throughout the day and even into the night.
The best thing you can do is make the decision and then that tasks is lifted off your plate and you can move onto the next.
5. Take Time To Unwind
Last but not the least, take a break!
Your brain needs to rest and recharge in order to perform smoothly.
Turn off your notifications. Hide in the bathroom. Take a warm bath. Do a yoga classe online.
So, what thoughts and emotions are cluttering up your brain? It’s time to identify that junk and get rid of it for good!
Are you a part of the 31 Days Of Declutter Challenge?
You can join the Local Mom Scoop Declutter Group and really declutter your mind.