10 Steps To Clear Thinking
Try some of these ten ways to clearer thinking. Make
one or two of them a habit, and you'll have more
Does your mind sometimes feel like a television
station you can't quite tune in? You know there's an
interesting program on - or several, but everything
is mixed with static. What if you could "tune in" at
will, have clear thinking whenever you want it? Try
some of the following.
Ten Clear Thinking Techniques And
1. Take a walk. Science will eventually prove this
to be a great way to improve the quality of your
thinking, but don't wait for the proof. Aren't there
enough other reasons to take a walk anyhow?
2. Lay off sugar and simple carbohydrates when you
need to think clearly. If you want to understand
what brain fog is, eat a sugary donut on an empty
stomach, then do math problems twenty minutes later.
What you will experience, along with the "sugar
blues," is brain fog.
3. Organized space means clear thinking. It's rare
that a person can actually work better in clutter.
Organized working space means you won't have the
thought "where is that..." distracting your mind.
4. Get better sleep. Sleep requirements vary, but
the minimum for most is somewhere around five hours.
Some suffer if they sleep less than eight hours. The
research, however, indicates that after a certain
minimum quantity, the quality of sleep is more
important to normal brain function.
5. Try meditating. Just close your eyes, relax, and
watch your breath for a while. Accept that your mind
will wander, but continually return your attention
to your breath. Five minutes of this, and afterwards
you'll feel a boost in your brainpower.
6. Resolve your "mind irritations." Watch your busy
brain. Maybe a call you need to make has been
bothering you, just below consciousness. Find these
stressors, and do something to let them go. For
example, make that call, or put it on a list, and
your mind will let go of it for now. Just seeing a
problem and saying, "There's nothing I can do about
this until Friday," will often stop unconscious
7. Don't drink alcohol. While moderate amounts can
be conducive to creative thinking, all the evidence
says that it is bad for the long-term health of your
8. Make decisions quickly. Nothing gets in the way
of clear thinking like a dozen decisions hanging
around unmade. If nothing else, decide when you'll
make the decision.
9. Get some fresh air. Go outside and breath deeply
through your nose. You'll get a good dose of oxygen
to your brain, and the change of surroundings can
help clear your mind.
10. Satisfy your physical needs. Clear thinking is
easier if you aren't too hungry, thirsty, or hot.
You can think more clearly starting today. There are
certainly more than ten ways, but you really only
need to make a few of them a habit to have a more
powerful brain. Why not try one or two right now?