I once had the similar problem and I didn’t know how to clear your mind. Then I consulted a psychological consultant and she told me that there are three neuroscience techniques I can use for clearing my own mind when it gets clogged. I tried lots of distractions and meditation, finding that it became easier to concentrate. Now I recommend them to you. Hope you will be inspired and learn to clear your mind.
Whenever I find myself over-thinking, I often find a way to distract myself. Neuroscientists working at Brown University recently made a confirmation that paying optimal attention is in keeping your mind occupied with something other than the issue under analysis. The mind cannot think of more than two things at the same time. When you focus all attention on only one thing, you invent the habit of keeping all other things out of your mind. I often learn playing my cello practicing scales. I noticed every voice die in my head once I focus on the notes on my sheet. Irrelevant issues leave my mind. Some other ways you can distract yourself are sports, reading great books, discussing with your friends, and taking a walk with your friends or just keeping your mind relaxed and taking a nap.
In a recent study by Lund University in Sweden, researchers with Jan Sunquist as the team leader discovered that adopting the mindfulness treatment technique can be as effective as the personal cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in patients suffering anxiety and depression. Some exercises in mindfulness includes listening to music, taking deep breath, cleaning up the house, keeping your thoughts under observation, etc. I love discovering why I over-think by putting my thoughts down with pen and paper. To discover the clarity to me can be quite useful in keeping myself calmed down. But if you find yourself stuck in rumination, a time limit can be necessary. Below is a great video that can help you learn how to breathe and keep your mind cleared.
This is another great way of changing how your brain works and clear your mind. Once you start meditating, you can improve your meditation skills through learning. Once you learn the basics, learn to improve the impacts of your efforts. You can do this in several ways:
- Keep your body completely relaxed. Ensure your body does not tense up unconsciously while you sink into mindfulness. Try keeping your body tensed on purpose and release the tension. Do this a number of times until you are sure your body is very relaxed.
- While you meditate, try staying very still. It can be quite difficult to achieve a state of total mindfulness with your body in motion, because any body movement will signal your brain for response. Try hard to stay still completely.
- Make sure your brain flows naturally. After the initial breathing exercises, release the conscious effort of your breath. Allow it to do anything it wants to do. Pay attention on the much farther points on your body, and eliminate that awareness by doing so.