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  • Writer's pictureNia Keightley

My Daily Mental Makeover - a routine for mental clarity

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

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Ladies, most of us spend time in the day to pamper ourselves and give ourselves a mini-makeover (you know the routine I'm talking about - the make-up in the morning, or the bubble bath after a long day at work). Well, in the hustle and bustle of modern life, I know how finding some peace for your mind can be like discovering hidden treasure. So I've I've got a few simple yet effective daily habits that can easily fall into your daily routine that and help you clear your mind and nurture your well-being - I call it my Daily Mental Makeover routine.

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1. Deep Breathing: A Moment of Serenity

Kickstart your day with a deep breathing exercise that's nothing short of magical. Find a comfortable, sacred space to retreat to—whether it's a cozy corner or your favorite chair. Close your eyes, take a deep breath in through your nose, counting to four as you do. Hold that breath for a brief moment, savoring the tranquility, and then exhale slowly through your mouth, again for a count of four. This rapid yet simple exercise operates like a reset button for your stress levels, instantly infusing your mind with newfound clarity and serenity.

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2. Journaling: Unlocking the Power of the Written Word

In the midst of your bustling day, set aside a few precious minutes to let your thoughts flow freely onto the pages of a journal. Share your dreams, air your worries, or embark on a reflective journey through the events of your day. This intimate act of transcribing your thoughts onto paper is akin to decluttering your mental space, providing a tangible sense of closure and relief.

As you write, notice how the words seem to take on a life of their own, shaping your emotions and offering fresh perspectives. It's a therapeutic process that grants you the power to make sense of your inner world, leaving you with a clearer, more organized mind.

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3. Meditation: Your Oasis of Calm

Imagine finding an oasis of calm right in the midst of your busy day. That's exactly what a short meditation session can offer. This practice need not be elaborate—just a few minutes in a serene, undisturbed environment will suffice.

Find a comfortable spot, sit down or lie back, and pay attention to your breath. Allow your thoughts to come and go without judgment. In this moment, the outside world fades away as you delve into the depths of your consciousness. Meditation is like a gentle breeze that soothes the mind, reduces anxiety, and enhances mental clarity. It's your personal sanctuary amidst the daily chaos.

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4. Gratitude Practice: Cultivating Positivity

Somewhere within your day, carve out a pocket of time to reflect on three things that you genuinely appreciate. These could be simple, everyday blessings—a warm cup of coffee, a cherished book, the support of your loved ones, or even the beauty of a clear sky.

Practicing gratitude redirects your focus to life's positives, shifting your perspective and giving you mental clarity and a heart full of warmth. As you cultivate this practice, you'll find yourself more attuned to the beauty in even the smallest of moments.

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5. Nature Connection: A Window to Renewal

Regardless of your daily demands, you can always find a few minutes to reconnect with nature. Step outside, breathe in the fresh air, and let your senses soak in the sights and sounds of the natural world. Whether it's a leisurely stroll in the park, a moment of contemplation by a tranquil lake, or simply gazing out of your window, this brief rendezvous with nature can do wonders for your mental clarity.

The rustling leaves, the chirping birds, the gentle sway of trees—nature has an extraordinary knack for calming the mind, rejuvenating your spirit, and giving you a fresh perspective on life's challenges.

So, there you have it - my simple daily mind-clearing routine, which offers more profound results than you might realize. These practices, even when indulged in for just a few minutes each day, can create an earnest impact on your life. They hold the power to provide you with the tranquil equilibrium and mental clarity you've been seeking. Remember, it's the consistent cultivation of these small yet meaningful habits that paves the way to a life filled with serenity and harmony.

Let me know how they work for you on one of our social media pages! I'd love to hear how they impact your world.

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