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Take A Step Back And Clear Your Mind

I am here to deliver some great news for your crazy and absurd thoughts.

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Dear fellow overthinkers,

I am here to deliver some great news for your crazy and absurd thoughts you constantly create in your mind when there's absolutely no need! I have always been the one individual that creates imaginary scenarios in my head when it hasn't even happened or make insane assumptions about a certain situation. Why, you may ask? I have no exact answer since I don't know myself or why I trouble my own thoughts. But, I can say I have found some solutions in making it easier to declutter my head of worries I don't need to be concerned about in the present time.

The first solution would have to be is to close your eyes and breathe. I don't mean just take a normal breath, I mean an actual deep breath that causes you to inhale deeply and exhale the same way. Breathing deeply helps you clear your mind and causes your heart rate to slow down, which automatically provides you instant calmness.

The second solution is to lay down and listen to your favorite playlist. I do recommend listening to your favorite ballads or chill R&B because the slower tempos will help you unwind better. Lay on your back and let the music take you away. Don't focus on anything else besides the beats and just relax.

Finally, the third solution is meditating (my favorite). I never gave meditation a real chance since I assumed that it wouldn't fit my personality since I'm always moving, but I was pleasantly surprised by the outcomes. Although in the beginning, I struggled to concentrate on my breaths and myself, it became easier over time. I usually use apps like Insight Timer and Calm because the free episodes guide me into my meditating session. It's also really helpful when you're first trying out meditation because it gives you thorough instructions, so it feels less intimidating.

I think a lot of people assume meditation only comes in one specific way, but it can be done in varying ways.

I hope you all can take the time out to try these solutions because it's important to have a clear mind before doing any work or making any decisions. So, next time, take the chance to take some time out for your mind before jumping into anything.

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