The Best Ways to Clear Mental Space

I haven’t been feeling like a Girl on Top of the World lately. I’ve been letting events that I have no control over control my thoughts, my emotions and my life. All day, I replay everything over and over again, trying to figure out where I went wrong. I can’t help but feel helpless. I feel like I failed even though it has nothing to do with me.

A good friend once told me, “Do not stress over the things you cannot control.” Man, was he right. I repeat this phrase to myself about three times per day followed by some deep breaths.

Your mind becomes so cluttered with unnecessary information that it loses sight of what’s important. If you give your mind the slightest hint of doubt, it runs with it. You begin to plan out scenarios in your head that will never happen instead of focusing on how you can solve problems that are right in front of you, problems that you HAVE control over.

My biggest problem right now: I hate my job. I hate it. The thought of showing up every day to work towards someone else’s dreams cripples me. What is the current forefront of my mind: figuring out a way to make a living doing something I love. Does it mean that I may not always live 100% comfortably? Most likely. But then again, that isn’t the goal. The process is going to be hard, really hard. But the payoff will be worth it.

Most people don’t feel comfortable throwing security out the window. I see it as motivation to go after what I want and create my own security.

You, and only you, have control over your thoughts, your emotions and your life. Whenever you start to feel like you don’t, start by clearing out some mental space. Whatever negatively impacts your overall morale, get rid of it. Focus on you, your goals, your health, your happiness. Spend time with people who add joy to your life. Laugh until your abs hurt and you feel like you’re going to pee your pants.

Refill that clouded mental space with things that make you happy. Do something you’ve always wanted to do. I signed up for a half marathon… I’m totally not a runner, but it’s been a goal of mine for a while now.

Take control of your life. You are the Girl on Top of the World. You soar over any obstacle that comes your way like you’re superwoman.

What’s stopping you from living the life you’ve been dreaming of?

 

Comments

  1. Sandy Pandolfi

    Good for you Lauren…it’s all about finding your passion and if you can make a living at it, you’ve found one of the secrets to a happy life.

  2. Wendy

    Love love love this!! Thank you – from another Girl on Top of the World….💕

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