10 ways to clear your mind – part 2

This is a continuation of the previous article. It is difficult to know what you should do or be when you have so many competing thoughts in your mind. Below are more proven ways you can clear your mind.

6. Do something you enjoy

Sometimes the best thing you can do to clear your mind is to change your focus. Get involved with a project or hobby. Lose yourself in an activity that completely captivates you even for a few minutes. When we are doing something that we enjoy, we are living in the moment. We are the happiest when we are focused on the here and now. Everyone has things they enjoy to do. Some examples are gardening, reading, watching TV, cooking, and listening to music.

7. Exercise

Vigorous exercise has a great ability to clear the mind and keep us focused on what we are doing. It is amazing how good you can feel after a good workout. Any form of exercise will from swimming, running, yoga, tai chi, walking to biking. If you can exercise outdoors, it is even better.

8. Do something for someone else

The fastest way to be happy is to do something for someone else with no expectation that they will do anything for you in return. You can volunteer at a soup kitchen, give a homeless person a dollar or just give a warm smile to the cashier where you shop. There are countless ways to help others. By helping others, we feel good about ourselves. When we are feeling good, we tend not to ruminate on the past or worry about the future.

9. Spend time alone

It is hard to clear your mind when you are constantly in the company of other people. It is difficult to separate your thoughts from others when you are in such close proximity. Time alone gives you the opportunity to clear your mind and to weed through a lot of thoughts. This allows you to get to the heart of what YOU really think as opposed to being told or influenced by others and their opinions. It gives you time to reflect on what is important in your life. You will be pleasantly surprised how quiet your mind can be when you start to spend time alone.

10. Write it down

If your mind is running a thousand miles an hour and you are just not clear in your thinking, I suggest you should write it down. Getting your thoughts out on paper is a great way to clear your mind. Through the act of writing it down, you will start to experience relieve and perhaps resolution on the things that have been on your mind.