How to Clear Space in Your Mind
Posted November 18, 2013on:
I was working with a client the other day who, like most of us, had a million things on her mind. She was working on multiple goals with multiple steps and finding it hard to focus on any of them. The challenge was that she was wasting her precious mind space trying to hold on to everything.
What she needed was a pending folder for her brain.
We had a lot of fun playing with the idea and she was inspired by what it might feel like to have some free space in her brain again. She realized that to really let go and take things out of her mind, she needed to have a pending system she could trust and decided to use her calendar and a project app to support her mental pending folder.
The real key though, is the releasing part. When she places things in their new temporary homes, she will visualize them leaving her mind, knowing they can be retrieved when she needs them. This means consciously taking a moment to pause, see them safely in their new place, and let go.
When I talked to my client the following week she was excited about her progress. She reported feeling organized, focused, and more creative. Her letting go process was becoming a habit and starting to happen automatically. But, most of all, she said she felt more calm, centered, and sane.
There was one more thing she shared. She liked releasing things so much that she upgraded her pending folder for an external hard drive for her brain that had a lot more storage.