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How to Focus and Clear Your Mind?

Updated on September 21, 2017
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Sheila is a kids' author who worked with challenged clients. She loves to share her experience in the mental health field with you!

Quick Ways to Relax Your Mind

When you learn to focus and clear your mind through relaxation and meditation, your body benefits in a number of ways. Your sleep improves, and you receive relief from anxiety and feelings of depression. Your blood pressure reduces dramatically, and you become better balanced, with an improved respiratory response. This, in turn, helps you to focus your mind, so you can achieve your most pressing desires at work or while reading, writing or doing arithmetic.

You can utilize meditation to calm a tension headache and facial pain, along with throbbing neck and shoulder pain. Even sinusitis and back pain can receive relief too!

  • There is one quick way to relax, focus and clear your mind besides sleeping.
  • Listen to the soothing sounds of ocean waves, the rain or a waterfall.
  • Natural sounds of the rainforest will help to clear clutter in your thinking.

Sit back comfortably, or lie down and allow a pleasing sound to take over your busy stream of thoughts. Relax quietly in a comfortable spot for at least twenty to thirty minutes at first. It is necessary to breathe slowly and deeply as you relax all the major muscle groups in your body.

Next, Empty Your Mind of All Thoughts

Start with your feet and legs by tensing and releasing them. Then work your way up to your neck, shoulders, and head. Remember, to release the pressure in your eyes by squeezing hard and letting go or blink them a few times. Breathe in and out without pausing. You can count up to six, for instance, and hold your breath for two seconds, then exhale for a count of four.

As you breathe in and unwind, try to focus your mind on the sounds about you, and try not to think about any trouble or a situation that is upsetting or pressing. You can also close your eyes. Perhaps, you'll drift into a dreamy sleep state. This is fine and encouraged to help clear your pent-up thoughts.

Another method is to calm down while listening to a soothing voice that takes you through a relaxation response. This helps to overcome insomnia, phobias or panic attacks by making you relax certain muscle groups within a short time frame. This technique is a major help to the flight or fight response that paints subliminal messages in your mind. It produces a superb sense of welfare and internal harmony with peaceful pictures. As you listen to the calming instructions of a soothing monotone voice, you automatically focus your mind. Your cares will melt away, and your mind refocuses while listening to the words. Your mind will be cleared of all thoughts and feel empty.

Enjoying a Lovely Horizon Helps to Relaxes the Mind

Gazing into the near distance is a great way to focus and clear your mind and get rid of stress, cause you become lost in it.
Gazing into the near distance is a great way to focus and clear your mind and get rid of stress, cause you become lost in it. | Source

You Must Train Your Mind to Focus

Discovering something that captures your attention can dramatically help you to center your mind and loosen up further. Equally, you'll be intrigued by what you are staring at, and your mind can refocus on the minute details of your subject. You can choose to look out a window, admire a painting or gaze into the limitless sky, for instance. The quieter it is during these moments the easier it is to focus and clear your mind as you presently take in the vision.

Learning to focus and clear your mind will radically help you to achieve your goals, and help you to break the cycle of certain terrible habits like smoking, drinking, and overeating.

You can even train your mind to lose weight too.

Daily affirmations are a tremendous aid in reprogramming your mind. Meditation and relaxation help, however, you can go further by reading or memorizing positive statements or affirmations each and every waking day. Reading short quotes about love and life helps and so does the awesomeness of trust found in the Bible.

© 2013 Sheila Craan

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    david stillwagon 5 years ago

    It does seem to work especially the progressive muscle relaxation technique.

    good hub

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