Mindfulness: Nothing Like a Blank Page of Paper

I almost wanted to publish this blog post blank (Heh). I don’t think that would have helped clear up anything in my head.

Noise, noise, noise!!

Not the kind that the Grinch hears, but the kind that fills up your brain even though you’re not doing anything.

The kind of noise that having many tabs or a phone near your work space can do to you. It was a lot easier back in middle school and high school, where decisions — where you don’t make any big decisions. I was barely allowed to do anything, so that didn’t matter. Now, there’s just too much I want to do- no, can do. 

How many times have you opened a new window or unlocked your phone with a clear task to do in mind, but quickly forgot it because you saw something distracting?

There is chaos in options overload.

Your browser is cluttered, and so is your mind.

Your mind thinks so far ahead of your performance capabilities. Sometimes, you wish you’re able to catch your thoughts before it flies away.

Before you know it, your mind will take off into space, thinking about everything you want to do in a day, quickly short-circuits, smoke coming out of your ears, and reduced to a ball of panic.

Often times, your phone and computer are your enemies. They coax you into doing things you didn’t want to do. The crazy thing is, you don’t feel their power most of the time. One notification, and productivity goes down the drain- there goes the last 15 minutes.

It sucks that social media is considered a necessity in networking and marketing. These are two things needed to be a successful Business/E-Commerce site/Blogger/any professional. It’s easy to blame the internet for helping and hurting, right?

Well, it really isn’t its fault. It’s yours. If you know how to moderate yourself, this wouldn’t be a problem.

Self Discipline and Mindfulness

The key is to declutter the mind is to practice self-discipline. And mindfulness. The most successful people in the world practice meditation and mindfulness.

There’s no one else willing to discipline you but yourself. I love his videos because he inspires me to do my best.

Nothing can be forced. Things will happen when they happen. They will especially happen when you work hard to make it happen. As mentioned in The Alchemistwhen you really want something, the universe will conspire to help you. I guess that could also mean you are your universe??

I am at a point in life, where I’m not sure of anything anymore. I just know what makes me happy and what doesn’t right now, and I’m willing to follow that where it takes me.

When there’s just so much to write, it just makes more sense to flip the page and start over. Close all the tabs.

Start over with a blank page of paper = Close the tabs

When there is too much noise in my head, I crumple my piece of paper and start over. The close all my tabs and rework through what is really important.

I write a note to myself to read up some posts on decluttering my mind- does that work?

Despite what anybody says, I thoroughly enjoy writing and as usual, I spend a lot of time writing on my journal and on my website.

Things that help when stressed out

Feeling cluttered?

Here are some of my favorite ways to destress

  • Reading – could be a book, manga, Quora
  • Talk to loved ones- they know me best and know how to unwind me.
  • Going for a walk/hike OUTSIDE
  • Being in nature
  • Yoga/breathing exercises
  • Watching some motivational speaker
  • Listening to music – classical, timeless oldies, instrumental
  • Eating food- don’t go overboard!
  • Meeting up with friends
  • Look at some events coming up in the area
  • Taking a hot shower
  • Playing a game
  • Crafting
  • Playing an instrument
  • Last, but not least, laying down and doing nothing.

What you should do is dependent on who you are. Sometimes, it’s easy forget that certain things relax you until you do it. 🙂

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