Daily Mental Clarity Habits to Try

Mental clarity is an area that often gets overlooked in daily life. But, mental clarity is the reason you can get things done more efficiently. If mental clutter and chaos goes on for too long, it can cause disruption in your workflows, goal setting, and productivity.

When you practice daily habits that lead to mental clarity, it can: 

  • Help you feel more content
  • Give you a clearer vision
  • Help your prioritize what matters
  • Make it easier to get projects done

Here are a few ways you can get more clarity around your personal and professional goals in a healthy, satisfying way:

Skip Email First in the Morning

What’s the first action you take upon waking in the morning? If it’s checking your phone and then going through your inbox, it may be time to change that daily habit. When you check your inbox right away, it can put you in a frenzied state of going through your to-do list right away. Instead, consider a more calm morning routine.

To limit your time in your inbox, consider:

  • Trying a tool like Inbox Pause
  • Checking your inbox once or twice daily
  • Unsubscribe from unnecessary marketing emails
  • A policy of only checking it once you’re in the office
  • A specific hour to check all your digital devices

Skip the morning email checking. It can distract you and get your off course for your day, especially if you see tons of emails awaiting your response. Fill in the time you check email with another activity instead like journaling, walking, or enjoying the benefits of a cup of coffee.

Practice gratitude and stay positive

Remembering that you have things to be thankful for in your life is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Gratitude is an amazing way to have a positive mindset when life is getting you down. Set some time aside each day to think about the positives in your life, and write them down so you can refer back to them. Having a positive outlook on life, even in your darkest moments, can help your mental health immensely. 

By following these tips, you’re a huge step ahead of the stress that can try to bog you down every day. However, if you ever find yourself struggling through life and are feeling depressed, seek help immediately. Asking for help is not only a means to avoid depression or self-harm, but it’s also a positive, because it means there’s someone there to take your hand and lead you to the light. We understand how important that is, and we’re here to help.

Meditate

Struggling to solve a problem? Is your mind stressed out and racing? Meditation could be a simple way to calm yourself and find clarity. This ancient tradition is practiced in a variety of ways, making it easy for you to pick and choose a style that best fits your needs.

Nine of the most popular types of meditation practice include:

  • Mantra meditation
  • Spiritual meditation
  • Focused meditation
  • Movement meditation
  • Progressive relaxation
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Transcendental meditation
  • Loving-kindness meditation
  • Visualization meditation

If you’re a really busy person who can’t sit still, you might try a walking meditation. This allows you to physically move while also being in a contemplative state. Walking outdoors in nature without any headphones is a great way to meditate in a naturally calm state.

Sleep Well

We’ve all heard how important sleep is for just about everything in life. And it’s true—getting consistently good rest will improve everything from your immune system to your mood. What most people don’t realize is that the secret to getting good sleep is to stop trying to get good sleep.

-Be consistent. I try to have the same evening routine each night, ideally something relaxing. I get up at the same time every single day, even on the weekends. The more boring and predictable you can be with your sleep, the better trained your mind will be to just fall asleep and stay asleep.

-Don’t think or worry in bed. Your brain should only associate one activity with your bed: Falling Asleep. This means you should not get into bed unless you’re actually sleepy, and you should have a dedicated time and routine for problem-solving and worrying before bed.

 

 

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