A mental break is necessary for ultimate creativity. There are times when we are so overwhelmed that we might ask where do we start? Here are five tips that will help you detox your mind with ease. You can try all of the tips all at once, or one at a time. Do what works for you, take your time, and be gentle with yourself.
- Take a tech break
Our mind and eyes are going a mile a minute as we scroll through all of our social platforms. Take some time away, put the phone down, and be present. Are your a first thing in the morning scroller? If so, make a conscious decision to put the phone down, pause, meditate and/or journal. Same thing in the evening, read a book or reflect on your day. Take a break from technology for a while, your brain, eyes, and mindset will thank you.
Meditation is a wonderful way to center yourself and get clarity. If you are new to meditation, start with 2-5 minutes and then increase from there. If you are more advanced, continue with your meditation practice. During my morning ritual, after meditation I like to journal. There are many intuitional messages that come through. There are also many health benefits of meditation. It is a wonderful practice to start and keep.
Journaling is a great way to get your thoughts out, think of new ideas, and really reflect. Journaling is a really good way to establish a relationship with your mind. As you start to flow on the page, you will be amazed what comes out. If want to journal, but don’t know where to start here are some free writing prompts.
Stop right now and check your breathing. Is it short? Take a deep breath in, hold it for four seconds, and breathe out through your nose for four seconds. Repeat that two times. How do you feel? Proper breathing will help your body function properly, stress less, and clear your mind. If you want additional breathing exercises visit my wellness blog Calming Corners.
- Check in with yourself
How are you? Ask yourself, how am I? Be honest. It is okay not to be okay. We are human and our feelings are real. Check in with yourself regularly. It is important and self care is survival. You can’t be your best self if you are pulling from an empty cup. Check in, take care of yourself, and encourage others to do the same.
Be Well. Write Well