De- Clutter the Mind
Let’s face it, life is busy! Being a human being is hard! Let’s dig a little deeper than just organizing our closets and work space this spring and de-clutter the mind! Our minds are restless this time of year. They are ready to break free and transition from those cold, dark, winter days. Mental clutter creates worry and angst for the future and recalling of the past. I am a Capricorn so by nature, I compartmentalize EVERYTHING living by a series of mental to-do lists, milestones and so on.
Can anyone relate to this… my mind starts to race in a thousand different directions and little gets done and I just wind up creating more work for myself?
One way I’ve found helpful in de-cluttering the mind is through journaling. By writing your thoughts down, you help focus and rid the mind of the mental chatter keeping you from getting things done. A few journaling topics to get you started could be:
- Are you worried about something?
- Is there something or someone holding you back from reaching certain goals?
- Concerns about relationships that may be draining your energy?
Remember, clutter is not just a physical mess or pile of “stuff” we keep putting on the floor or in a drawer where it’s out of sight. It is anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living, your happiness.
- Let go of the past
- Stop multi-tasking & prioritize
De- Clutter Space
I’ve always been curious about smudging. Smudging is a sacred ritual performed to clear a space, the mind body or spirit of stagnant, negative energy. The day before Easter I stopped at Dream Catcher in Skippack Village. I bought myself a smudge stick after a really nourishing yoga practice from Diane Kistler at MOYO. Given the season of cleansing, de-cluttering and renewal, and in celebration and blessing for my husband on his birthday, I thought it most appropriate.
What you need:
- Sage or Palo Santo Stick: represents the earth element
- Abalone Shell or any ocean shell: meant to hold and plant, its ashes. This represents the water element
- A lighter or matches: represents the fire element
- Feather: represents the air element
- A chant, mantra or favorite music to represent the beating of the heart
Written by guest blogger Amanda Kelly:
She is a knit fabric research & developer by day who discovered her passion for yoga 5ish years ago while studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is currently working towards her 200hr RYT at MOYO. Her yoga journey started as a means to escape herself, her past and find her way. The letdowns you can’t predict, opportunities that end up being too good to be true, and moments when you feel like you will never survive another day. Wildly in love, married to her middle school sweetheart, she now knows that everything in life happens for a reason. You are exactly where you are supposed to be in the present moment. Sharing her passion of yoga, wellness, adventure, and personal style, her mission is to inspire and guide people through her own personal journey and experiences.