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Mental Clutter

stress relief

The voices in your head refuse to stop their chatter: your boss’ voice telling you to have those reports in by noon, your child reminding you there’s a track meet tomorrow and all the noise in between. The soundtrack plays over and over again like a broken record. The laundry list of to do’s has been checked and yet you’re still drowning in your own mental clutter.

Sound familiar? For many, this is an accepted part of the daily grind. Maybe the mind chatter itself isn’t the problem, but rather it’s a red flag that other areas of your life are leaving you with that anxious, chaotic feeling. So, if you’re tired of feeling weighed down, get ready to dig into the areas of your life that might be holding you back. Taking a closer look at health can be a great place to start.

Not moving your body, eating too much junk food and not getting enough sleep can take a huge toll on your health. When you keep repeating these adverse behaviors, their effects compound and you’re left with quite the deficit in the health department. Instead of beating yourself up for the situations in which you “failed,” consider where you can make small but realistic changes. Some suggestions to begin include:

  • Stash healthy snacks at your desk or in your car

  • Schedule a time to work out and write it down in your calendar

  • Meditate or sit quietly for a few minutes each morning

  • Keep electronic devices out of the bedroom

  • Eat a healthy breakfast to start the day on the right foot

Pick one thing to work on, create a plan and commit to yourself. While the change might not be life-altering, it still stands to quiet your mind by shifting towards a healthier, happier version of you.

Written by: Danielle Laurin, Wellness Workdays Dietetic Intern. Learn more about Wellness Workdays and our wellness program offerings by downloading our brochure.


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