In this article, you’re going to discover how to spring clean your mind. Most of you do spring cleaning of your house do you ever did a spring cleaning of your mind. What do I mean by cleaning of our mind?
Do you know that most of the thoughts that we have are just repeat daily. So for a long time you are having basically same thoughts even without knowing it.
So you are the person that you are now because of the thoughts that you continually have in your head. So you need to change what you are thing on continues basis so that you can change as the person you are.
To change to happen you first need to be continually aware of the things that are happening in your head so that you can change and make yourself better.
So make a list of all the thoughts that come to your mind. You may be thinking that it is not possible to do. I have a million thoughts every day.
- But you have to make a general list.
- Worry about future.
- Thinking about past.
- Thinking about things to buy.
- Worry about finance.
So make a habit of writing things down whenever they come to your mind. Now after writing your thoughts for a week go through them. Become aware of things that you think. What are the things that are moving you forward which are holding you back?
Change happen when awareness happens. Now remove negative with a positive and improve your efficiency and overall well-being. You should think about how you should live and what you want to do with your life.
What does it mean?
What do I mean by living in rearview mirror? How is it stopping you from becoming the best that you can be?
What I mean by living in rearview mirror is simple are you living in your past. Are you always thinking about your past? The good things, the bad and your mistakes of past.
Then you have to think about your life.
For example if while driving you focus on your rearview mirror more than the road ahead then it is the sure way of getting crashed.
Why past is not important?
We focus a lot of energy in our past but it is not that important as you might think because future is made by what you are doing today. Think about this people and what they are today.
The nerd from high school became Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.
The guy who got cut from the freshman basketball team became Michael Jordan.
The poverty-stricken abused girl from Mississippi became Oprah Winfrey.
Your past doesn’t define your future but your present does. So focus most of your energy on today so that your future will be what you want it to be. You should motivate yourself everyday and move in direction of you goal.
“All things were ready for us at our birth; it is we that have made everything difficult for ourselves, through our disdain for what is easy.” –Seneca, c. 4 BC – 65 AD
Are you making your life difficult? And blaming others for it. Think about it.
What happiness mean to you have you ever asked yourself that question or you are just following what you have heard and seen happiness. Happiness has different meaning to different people. For some having a lot of money, for some just a busy day, a walk on the beach or chat with loved ones. So what is it that make you happy?
So what mold your definition of happiness. So did you make your blueprint of happiness or you are following someone elses. Here are some of things that mold our frame work of happiness. So think about what you think make happy and think present reason for WHY?
If you have watched TV when you’re growing up your subconscious had accepted the values projected in TV as the path to happiness also.
But are those also things that really give you happiness. Or they are just trying to sell you something.
What your parents thought?
Believe it or not most of believe we have about money and happiness and freedom we get from your parents.
So have you just copied there believes of happiness in your life you have to think about that.
What your friends think?
Some of us who spend a lot of our time with our friend which make us susceptible to their belief of happiness as your own.
You have to make a conscious evolution of what you think about happiness. And find out which things clearly make you happy and which things do not. Then focus on doing things that make you happy more and cut the other one.
When I was a little kid I do not talk to anybody which makes my parents think that I am sad or something but I was perfectly in peace with myself.
But they force me talk more now as I look back I don’t think that I like talking that much at all I like to listen to people there stories and feelings.
So find what you think that make you happy and do it on a regularly basis because death is certain do what you want to do now or you may not get any chance at all.
You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.
– Rosalynn Carter
Most important thing in your life is that you try to achieve whatever your goals are. The guilt of not trying is much more than the failure to achieve it. So try.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
— Reinhold Niebuhr (1892– 1971), American theologian
Take time to think about your problems today and divide them in this two category
- Things that you cannot do anything about
- Things that you can do something about
Do something about the second kind of problem and let go of the first one.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
You should focus on your efforts every day at the place of what you get out your effort. It will make your life more fun to live and your goal achievement easy.
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Do it today be kind to someone today and see how it make you feel.
We all have lots of goals in your life and want to achieve them fast. We all want to know how we can achieve them in the list amount of time. So when I was thinking about my goals and how I can achieve my goals fast these things come to mind.
Set two goals at a time if possible one.
You should have 2 or possible only one goal which you will focus on at a time. If you have a things that you want to achieve then sort them in priorities so that most important goal then the next and then which is not that important.
Focus all of your time and energy
If you have less goal you have more energy and time to put in completing in your goal and you will get your results fast.
Wake up early
I you wake up early and do an action related to your most important goal you will be able to achieve your goal faster.
Keep you calm
Having fewer goals calms you and improves flow of energy.
Increase your productivity
As we all know that if we focus on one thing we will be more productive and have less stress.
You will able to complete more and fast.
You should work at least 8 hours daily for achieving your goal.
You are more likely to follow though
If you have only one goal then you has clear action outlined what to do next and get to your final destination.
Clear your clutter
Clean you your house and office of things that you have not used in previous 6 months. The easy way to clean you stuff is take everything out of the shelf’s then put them in three piles
Arrange the things in keep pile back in shelves. Throw, donate or give away the things in trash/out pile and put you all maybe things in a box label them with date and store them out of site. If you do not open them in within a year get rid of it also.
Question everything that you buy and think about it what will happen to them after a year.
Keep everything digital music, movies, recites bills. It will save you time of arranging them if they were physical.
These are some of things that will help you to achieve your goals by saving you time and focusing your energy on what is important.
What is wake up ritual? Why do you need a wake up ritual? A wake up ritual is series of things that you will do one after the other which are pre planned so that you do not have to think of the choices when you are wake up.
All you choices have been made when you have full awareness and in clear thinking so that you can get most out of your day and create the least amount of stress.
So what are the advantages of having a morning ritual.
Importance of morning ritual
This are some of the advantages of morning what you will get if you make and follow your morning rituals.
Peace of mind
You will feel a peace of mind. Because you don’t have to make the daily mundane decisions when you wake up daily. You just follow you daily ritual which you have made in full awareness and enjoy your morning.
You will get maximum productivity out of your everyday because you will get rid of all the unnecessary action while planning your daily ritual.
You will focus on what is important and complete your most important task at the start of the day.
Now you know why you should make a daily ritual. So make your daily ritual today and tell me how you feel after following it.