Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva

Declutter Your Mind

We are often inundated with work, bills, family, health issues, chores and day-to-day responsibilities.

Our brain simply cannot handle the stress nor properly compartmentalize all the clutter we load into it.

Many of us have blown the fuse to our power source and haven’t taken a moment to recharge our minds in order to think freely and clearly.  It is imperative that we practice daily rituals that sweep our mental waste and debris out of our minds.

1: Breathe and relax. Try to take the physical and mental pressure away by taking a deep breath and practice certain relaxation techniques.  Listening to soft music, lighting candles and getting a massage are likely to do the body good.

2: Get organized. It’s important that we learn to plan ahead and stay on top of things.  Don’t sweep your responsibilities under the rug; better yet, learn to conquer them and sweep them into the trash.

3: Eat healthy and exercise. A proper nutrition and diet will give your brain the fuel it needs in order to survive and maintain a steady lifestyle.

  1. Try not to worry. Recognize that there are things in our control and things that are not in our control.  Reduce your stress by tackling the problems that you are able to accomplish and seek God’s help for those that are unattainable on your own.

  2. Eliminate and avoid. You must prioritize your life, duties and expectations.  Ask yourself what’s most important to you?  When you find the answer, start there. Eliminate television and avoid people and tasks that simply drain too much of your time and energy.

6. Reflect. Take at least 30 minutes out of your day to do nothing other than think, analyze, ponder and reflect.  Use this time to focus on what worked and what didn’t work.

  1. Change your surroundings. Team up with positive people who motivate and encourage you to do better and live better.  Negativity often leads to doubt which can lead to more worry and stress.

I hope this helps!

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