I did a whole post last month on What to Do When There’s So Much Noise, and I firmly believe in quieting down all the noise in our minds. Now more than ever! That post was more geared towards social media but the noise is everywhere! And I think it’s most important to protect our minds and how we’re tackling this new normal. We’re all in this together right now and I think that the most important thing to know is that we’re not all going to act, react and handle this the same. You do what’s best for you! But if you’re like me and finding yourself in your own head an abnormal amount right now, this post is for you! My best tips for finding things to clear your mind right now.
Like I said before, I’ve been finding that all this time at home means a lot of time in my own head. I’m a future thinker and always thinking about what I can do, should do, dreaming up work ideas and photo ideas and things I want to share on social media, it’s truly constant. But sometimes it runs rampant so much that a lot of anxiety creeps in because for the most part I’m a one woman show. So I just wanted to share some things I’ve been doing to break up my days, stay excited and in a creative, productive mindset.
Tips On Finding Things To Clear Your Mind
Do Something Creative As Often As You Can
I know not everyone’s field of work is creative, but luckily for me I can do something creative for work or just for fun. Either way it feels good and it gets me and my mind away from the computer for a little while. Bonus points if you put your phone on airplane mode and turn some music on to really zone out in your creative process! When I get out and do something creative I get so excited, it’s fun, and I feel so refreshed afterwards! It’s just like a breath of fresh air right now!
Do A Regular Brain Dump
For me it feels SO good to get everything down on paper. Like if I have a million to-do’s and thoughts and things in my head and everything is feeling a little like scrambled eggs…I just take my giant notebook (I love the Thimblepress DayDreamer– 30% off with code SAFESHOPPING) and just go to town writing. I make multiple lists, they’re messy and all over the place but it feels so good to get it out and semi organized.
Journal or Gratitude Practice
I’ve been writing a lot more lately and it’s truly is a great way to clear your mind. Writing out 1 or 10 things you’re grateful for, writing down your prayers or just writing out your thoughts for the day can really help you process what you’re going through right now. It’s not easy, especially in a tough time, but it’s been making me feel less crazy, more grateful and kind of puts my mind to the big picture instead of today which is nice.
I’ve been resisting working out lately for some reason. Just taking full advantage of the quarantine as an excuse to be lazy and cozy on the couch, but I’ve been getting back into my workouts and am feeling so much better and awake and productive throughout the day.
I think we can all agree that we are SO THANKFUL for this pretty weather these past 2 weeks. Jared and I have been eating outside, just sitting outside in the evenings to chat (or judge the neighbors who aren’t social distancing), get out for a walk, literally anything! The vitamin D and sunshine is good for the soul!
These are just a few things that I’ve found to help me. I suggest you find things that make you feel happy, that make you feel excited and energized afterwards and make you feel like your best self! Because in reality when you feel your best, your thoughts are better too! And no, I love Netflix and wine just like the rest, but those are not quite the things I’m talking about!