More often than not, our realities tend to mess with the way we lead our lives in more than just one ways.

From skewing our perceptions to giving rise to endless conflicts, a mind that is not at ease can create a plethora of problems. So how do you get your mind to cooperate with you? How do you let your mind know that it is not as bad as it thinks it is?

In other words, how do you obtain mental clarity?

Before we tell you the simple ways you can work your way towards a decluttered mind, let’s have a quick look at what clutters it in the first place! To put a very long story short, when you have way too much going on in your life, it ends up being way too much for your brain to process and handle. Then as a result you end up with a mind that is unable to focus on anything. The fact that you are unable to focus on anything further builds up the stress which then makes it even harder for your brain to think clearly.

The good news is that there is a lot that you can do to mentally declutter, center yourself and become the best version of yourself. Here are some simple habits that you can incorporate into your routine to keep the mental stressors at bay:

1: Get Active:

Amongst the several hundred or so benefits that you reap from exercising, also include a boost to your concentration abilities. The next time you feel like you are getting overwhelmed with all that is going on in your life, go out for a run.

Trust us when we say you would feel so much better! For best results, you should include exercising in your regular routine.

2: Meditate:

If going out for a run is not exactly your cup of tea, you could meditate a little every day to improve mental clarity. In meditation your main focus is on breathing which ultimately improves a better supply of oxygen to the brain…which is why you are able to think through things much, much clearly.

Meditation really helps you wade through the pool of unwanted, distracted thoughts and focus on just being present in the moment.

3: Start Making Lists:

This may seem silly to you, but listing down all the things you have to do can really help keep the focus away from all the things you don’t have to do and therefore, shouldn’t be wasting time thinking about them either! For maximum effect, put those lists in places where you are likely to see them the maximum number of times. This way every time you cross that place, the list will be in your field of vision and your brain would instantly be reminded of the things you need to be focusing on.

3: Surround Yourself with Positivity:

The company that you choose to surround yourself with has more effect on you than you would like to think. Make sure that the people you hang out with are the kind of people you could trust and confide in.

When the people you associate with encourage optimism, it becomes easier to focus on the good things in life.

Why? Because attitudes are contagious!