Summer is synonymous with relaxation, but sometimes we find ourselves stressed out and not living our best “feet in the sand, good book in hand,” vibes.
One of the easiest ways to start feeling more carefree is to declutter your brain, so you have fewer stresses and worries, and more space to soak up all the fun life has to offer.
Because here’s the deal: Our brain can only handle so many thoughts at once. Anything extra bouncing around in there distracts you from enjoying otherwise happy moments — whether that’s evening drinks on your back porch or a barbeque with your best friends.
Ready to worry less and enjoy more? Here’s how you can get started clearing out some brain space starting today!
1. Start with checking in with yourself. How are you doing, really? Take a few minutes this weekend to do this exercise and really connect with Y-O-U.
2. Write down everything that pops into your head over the weekend — anything that feels like a to-do that’s swirling in your brain, or anything else. When you actually write down those thoughts, you’re removing them from taking up space in your brain.
3. Slow down and absorb less. When you’re feeling overwhelmed the best thing you can do for your mind, body and spirit is to slow down. Take a break from the news and social media and any other ‘noise’ that revs our brains into overdrive. Your priority right now is to do less and relax more.
While it may not feel as indulgent as ice cream or a spa day, “treat” yourself to a brain decluttering session this weekend. Your mind and body will thank you for it!
Emily and the EveryDay Happy Team
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Quote du jour
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” — William Burroughs
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