The world can get overwhelming at times. Between work, home, and other activities, it’s no wonder that the mind seems to be going in six different directions at one time. Before all that mind racing leads to sensory overload or an inability to sleep, take some steps toward slowing the brain down a little and regaining some perspective. Here are some ideas that help many people who find that they just can’t get their minds to shut down.
Take a Walk in the Park
It may not be possible to go on a vacation right now, but it is possible to get in the car, drive to the nearest park, and enjoy a nice long walk. Being about the trees and other green things tends to make it easier to center down. The sunshine and fresh air won’t hurt either. While that walk won’t turn everything around instantly. many people find that taking at least a thirty minute walk every day makes it easier to cope and not feel so overwhelmed.
Time for Some Yoga
Not everyone is aware that yoga is about more than meditating. It’s also about learning how to breathe in a way that eases stress and helps the mind to slow down. It’s possible to use a yoga session as a way to harness the power of more than one way to ease that racing brain. Combine the breathing exercises with the discipline needed for the different positions and there will be a little window every day where the tension gets set to one side. That will make it easier to shut the brain off at night and get the sleep that the body and mind needs.
Talk It Through
Find a quiet spot and settle in with a close friend for a talk about whatever is on the mind. Many people find that verbalizing all the things that are running through their minds makes it easier to sort things out. It’s not even a matter of hoping the friend comes up with solutions; instead, it’s about being with someone who will listen and possibly ask some questions that lead to a greater sense of clarity.
There are more ways to deal with a restless mind. Visit Life in a House of Testosterone and read more about what others find helpful. One of them may be just what it will take to feel centered once again.