How to Declutter the Mind to Reduce Stress

The feeling of being overwhelmed in life is becoming a common trend among people. It is not surprising because the world has become fast-paced and maintaining that living standard often drains us. A cluttered mind is restless and it lacks focus. It gets pulled in many different directions at once and the result is that very little gets actually done. Mental clutter can include: worrying about the future; contemplating too much about the past; keeping a never-ending mental to-do list; complaints; and so on.

When you clean things up or free up space in your physical surroundings, you will feel a certain mental peace. This same mental peace can be enjoyed if you literally declutter your mind. A clean environment makes you feel at ease so a decluttering the mind itself can bring you less stress and anxiety in life.

4 Easy Tips to Help You Declutter Your Busy Mind:

Just like the physical space around you, the mind can become cluttered with unwanted thoughts over time. You can say that you have to clean up dust from the corners of your mind just like sweeping your home. We face problems of various natures on daily basis. Some of them get resolved and others don’t. Regardless, life problems can leave residual effects on our minds. As the residue accumulates and we don’t make an effort to lighten our mind off it, we start to feel heavier. This is why decluttering of the mind is a necessity.

Below you will find some tips to help you declutter your mind to reduce stress and anxiety and to gain clarity:


If someone has ever told you that writing can help ease the mind, then they were not wrong. You don’t even have to be good at the writing. Your basic aim is to transfer your thoughts to paper. It won’t only help free up space and lighten your mind. In fact, you will be able to make more sense out of confusing thoughts as well.

Write it Down

Due to the fast pace of this world, we are targeted with a plethora of information on a daily basis. Although the human mind is an impressive machine, we still are just humans. There is a limit to how much we can process and remember. Ultimately, we will start forgetting things if we keep everything stored in our mind only. To free up space in your head, write down important stuff you fear forgetting.

Letting the Past Go

One of the scariest things you can do to your mind is holding on to the past. Many of us keep holding on to past events such as dwelling on missed opportunities, past grievances, and other hurtful situations. As a result, we never fully recover from their impact. In order to make peace with the past, you actually have to accept that it is over and move forward.

Avoid Multi-Tasking

Multitasking is not for everyone. If you can’t, it does not make you lesser of a person. Juggle only as many tasks as you can at a single time. Always start with the most important ones. If you try handling everything at once, nothing will be completed effectively.

A clear head can lead to a more peaceful life. When you free up space in your mind, you can focus on important work and find yourself far more productive. Start decluttering your mind today, so you can have a more peaceful tomorrow.

FREE Declutter Your Mind Worksheet: This worksheet is filled with proven and powerful tools to help you free up your mental space so you can laser focus on what matters to you and get tangible results.

Check out my video below where I share with you a quick tip to help you declutter your mind to increase your productivity today! ↓


Romina Tomas, Associate Certified Coach 

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