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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Manual Mind Clearing


Just like our computers, iPads, and all other forms of electronic devices need clearing, so does our mind.  And, like those things, our mind doesn't do it automatically.  In fact, without manually clearing our minds, it can easily get crowded with negativity, clouded with depression, and consumed by dangerous "cookies" causing us to eventually...crumble.

By manually, I mean physically.  In order to clear our minds we must get outside, move, sweat, live.  Leave the monotony of work or the chores of dishes and laundry for a few hours each week to decompress and clear our minds.

It is very easy to get caught up in what should be done, what needs to be done, and what is actually necessary.  So often, our mental and physical health take the back burner to household duties, work responsibilities, or family demands.  I'm not saying these things aren't important, but they can't be completed properly if we aren't, first, taking care of ourselves.

Moving does so much for our physical fitness, but what we often don't realize is how much it does for our mental and emotional fitness as well.  Clearing our mind allows us to de-stress, gain perspective, and have quiet time with ourselves.  It is necessary.  Necessary in order for us to be patient, kind, loving, and connected.  It gives us the clarity to focus our attention on the things in life that truly matter.

You can sweat out anything: anger, frustration, excitement, anxiety, fear, depression, hurt, sadness.  There is nothing a good run or walk or sweaty gym session can't help.  You're not just burning calories!

What do you do to clear your mind?

3 comments:

  1. Amen sister! I've realized over this last year how right you are about all of this! I like to go for walks to clear my mind. Like you said, there is something refreshing about it!

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  2. I read a book to clear my mind. It makes me focus on the story and not on what needs to be done, problems, etc.

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  3. I love taking a walk with the pup to help clear my mind. It always helps!

    xo,
    Angela

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