Clear Mental Clutter & Boost Productivity
Once we think a thought over and over again certain chemicals are released in the brain that create neuron- pathways. These pathways create our belief system. We take action in life based on our beliefs. In a sense it all begins with thoughts. There have been many studies done on this subject.
Dr. Bruce Lipton’s research illustrates that by “changing your perception, your mind can alter the activity of your genes.”
A lot of the times we buy into the misconception that we don’t have control over our habitual chaotic thought process. What if I told you that you have the power to choose your thoughts?
Despite the fact that our monkey brain has the tendency to jump from one thought to another within seconds, we actually have a choice.
You choose a thought one half second before you think it.
Here is the problem – often times we choose thoughts that have absolutely no purpose or meaning, they are continuously filling space. We maybe dwelling on something that has already happened in the past with unpleasant outcome. It has a grip on you to re-think different scenarios of all the “should haves” and “could haves” that may have ended in more desirable outcome.
A lot of our valuable time is consumed by worrying about the future and all the “what if” scenarios that are fear based.
Over 90 percent of the “what if” scenarios we tend to worry about don’t ever happen. Then why waste our brilliant brain on things that may not even happen?
We either live in the past or the future – yet the present moment is our creative space!
Our mind is the greatest tool we have; why not use it to our advantage?
Here are 3 easy simple steps to clear clutter & get into your creative zone
1. Witness your thoughts
First step is to become aware and mindful of your normal thought process. Be a fly on the wall and become the observer. Watch what thoughts come and leave your mind without judging them.
2. Intentional Intervention
Once you catch yourself thinking something that doesn’t serve a purpose, interrupt that thought. Then ponder on the idea – I wonder if I can choose to let it go.
3. Chose a new thought
This can be a bit tricky at first because our mind tends to stay with previous programming. What we are trying to do is re-program the mind to a new way of thinking.
When I catch myself in fearful or anxious thoughts, I choose affirmations to divert my thinking. For example, if I’m having a bad day and my mind is slipping into a panic or fear I’ll repeat this affirmation, “I trust the process of life to bring me my highest good.”
You can decide on affirmation of your choice. The point is to simply interrupt the old thought patterns and consciously replace them with the new.
Once you mindfully start applying these simple steps every day, you’ll feel more in control of your thoughts. You’ll be able to clear a lot of mental clutter. As a result you make room for your creative zone to boost productivity.