By Samantha McKenzie
Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night with a mountain of things racing around in your head? Have you ever noticed that there are reoccurring thoughts that take up quite a bit of time in your mind? It happens when you’re casually walking down the street or when you find yourself dazing off during a conference call.
Maybe it’s a person who you can’t seem to get off your mind. Maybe it’s a past situation that went awry, and you keep replaying the conversation (like over and over again). It pops up, goes away and then returns without invitation or permission. It grips you. It shakes you up. It won’t let you go. Before you know it, worry sets in and you realize “it” has consumed a large part of your mental day.
Do a spring cleaning on your mind. Clean out your mental space as often as you can. If you find yourself thinking about a person, call them up and talk it out. If there is something that is unsettling in your life, find a way to resolve it. If you’re not ready to have a face-to-face, then write it down, get it out and let it go. Don’t allow your head space to be a drop off site for life’s crap or a repository for all things you don’t want to deal with.
Learn how to declutter your thoughts. Give your mind a break. Find ways to come to terms with your experiences and accept the decisions that are beyond your control.
Close out a few chapters, find clarity and set your sights on creating your own endings.
Get back your head space. What are you thinking about?