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How To Clear Your Mind Easily
Clearing your mind, especially if you’re stuck in one of those negative self-talk loops, can feel next to impossible. Sometimes the talk takes over, which starts to tear you down and stop you from doing the things that you really want to do. PYM was designed to help with the stress associated with those moments, as well as to help you learn how to more easily clear your mind to help you push through.
We sometimes sound like a broken record, but we can’t stress the positive benefits of meditation enough. When you stick with it, meditation really can be a total gamechanger. The main goal of meditation practice isn’t having any thoughts at all, it’s being more able to see them for what they are… temporary things that pass. Not every thought is real, and many of them can come from a negative self-talk.
The end result is existing more in a state of mindfulness. When you’re mindful, you exist solely in the present moment. For many of us, much of our thoughts are taken up by worrying about things that we can’t change in the past or thinking about potential things that may or may not happen in the future. But does that help? Of course not. When you’re living solidly in the present, you are able to breathe through the bad thoughts and understand that they aren’t your truth.
When you’re meditating, you get as close to having a clear, “empty” mind as you can. Sit in a quiet place, find a comfortable position, and just breathe. Let thoughts pass through without paying them much mind. Enjoy having a few moments of peace.
Journal It Out
If you feel like you have a ton of thoughts running through your head with no outlet to get rid of them, you may want to consider journaling. If you’ve tried to let them pass by but they don’t seem to be going anywhere, journaling gives you the ability to have a safe space to get them out of your head.
When you have a neutral space that you can write all of your thoughts down without judgment, you can explore what is going on a little bit more deeply. With enough time and space, you can trace the threads all the way back to their source. You may even discover things that you didn’t even know you were upset about or triggered by.
It can be good to set a small time limit when you’re first getting started. Even just 20 minutes a day has been proven to help promote emotional and mental change without giving you too much time to stew. When you take the time to look at your struggles, you can also find new solutions. This is known as cognitive restructuring, and it really can help you see things in a whole new light.
Change Your Scenery
As humans, we are creatures of habit. Certain places can elicit certain feelings, and being there can bring them all back all over again. If you find yourself getting stuck in a bad place, try a change of scenery. More specifically, try to get outside and into the fresh air. Not only will it force you to put away your cell phone and enjoy nature, but it will also give you an opportunity to clear your mind and see things differently.
In addition, being outdoors is actually good for you. For one, it naturally helps your vitamin D levels rise. A lot has been attributed to having a normal vitamin D level. It can help maintain healthy bones and fight off osteoporosis and keep your mood high. Things like that that can help you on a chemical level, like PYM Mood Chews, are an excellent way to help you reduce your feelings of stress and anxiety. Being outdoors is also good for your eyes because we spend so much time staring at computer screens and phone screens that it can take a physical toll.
So, the next time that you’re feeling stuck and need a way to get a little clarity, take a hike or even a quick spin around the block. Take a deep breath, feel the air fill up your lungs, and stay present in the moment. You can even bring your dog, and make it a bonding experience (also guaranteeing the peace and quiet that comes with a sleepy dog later on).
Get Together With Friends
If you’ve tried getting it out, and you’ve tried breathing through it, and nothing is working… phone a friend. Our friends (and family members) often have a way of seeing things from a totally different perspective. While they can’t be neutral, they can help you stick up for yourself more. Sometimes we just accept that bad things are happening to us because we deserve it somehow. The next time that you feel like that, run it by your people and see what they say. Our guess is that they’ll remind you that you deserve great things in your life and that you’ve done nothing to attract that negativity to your life.
Those social connections are really key to help clear your mind. Close friends, the ones you can really count on to not judge you, work similarly to journaling. They let you get all of the bad things out of your head so that you can see things from someone else’s perspective for a moment. They also allow you a place to vent and a way that you can work through your struggles. These people worth their weight in gold.
Clearing your mind is tricky, but it’s not as hard as you think when you have the right tips. PYM Mood Chews was created out of a desire to help people live their absolute best life, and we want to help you learn to help yourself. Hopefully, some of our tips will work for you, and inspire you to learn even more about yourself. The more you know, the easier it becomes to love the person that you are.
About Meditation – Psychology Today
Emotional and physical health benefits of expressive writing | Advances in Psychiatric Treatment | Cambridge Core
Spending time outdoors is good for you, from the Harvard Health Letter - Harvard Health