How to Clear Your Mind and Start Fresh Every Day
Each morning is a blank page ready to be filled with new experiences. It’s an opportunity to forget about yesterday, let go of your failures and focus on the day ahead.
As you sip your first cup of morning coffee and enjoy the silence, ask yourself how you can make today different. How will you make it count? What goals will steer your day ahead?
Read on to discover the best ways to reinvent yourself and start each day with an empty mind.
Start Over in the Morning
Each new day gives you the opportunity to reset your life and start anew. To get in the ‘new beginning’ mindset, tell yourself this:
“I let go of everything that happened yesterday and I’m ready for a fresh start.”
Get closure for the day before. Evaluate it, see what you could’ve done differently and forget about it. Take in the lessons and use them to do better today.
Have a Brainstorming Session
One of the most cathartic ways to clear your mind is to brainstorm first thing in the morning.
Write down everything that comes to mind until you run out of ideas. Getting your thoughts out of your head will empty your mind and awaken your creativity.
Each day, thousands of thoughts go through your brain and most of them are useless. Using brainstorming, you can decide which ones need your attention and which are just mind-chatter.
Devote Time to Yourself
Find at least 30 minutes for yourself in the morning.
Set your phone on silent and forget about your to-do list. Start your day by doing something you love – art, writing, reading, exercising, or listening to podcasts.
Prepare and eat your breakfast mindfully. Indulge in some peace and quiet before the hustle and bustle of the day.
Think about the positive intentions you want to set today. They add power to your goals and a purpose to your day.
Meditation is a quick, effective tool for clearing your mind and getting rid of racing thoughts.
A short session in the morning will improve your mood and bring you to the present moment. During this time, focus on your breathing and don’t let anything distract you. If thoughts start emerging, acknowledge them and let them go.
Some of the best apps for guided meditation are Headspace, Calm, Buddhify and The Mindfulness App. You can also find meditation videos on YouTube.
Eat the Frog
We’re not saying you should have a frog for breakfast. This phrase refers to doing the most important tasks of the day first. It’s a cure for procrastination and catalyst for hard work.
When you dread the task ahead of you, conquer it with productivity techniques. Some of the most effective ones to try are Pomodoro, Flowtime, Timeblocking and Getting Things Done.
Turn Over a New Leaf Every Day!
Every day is a chance to grow as a person and create new experiences. Whether it’s through meditation or a productivity session, you can start fresh and leave the past in the past.
Frosina A. Ivanovic is a content marketing specialist and writer. She’s passionate about quality coffee, travel, wellness, and digital marketing. You can connect with Frosina on LinkedIn or her website, Zhillmatic.