Stress plays a vital role in our overall well-being. I believe numerous health issues can all be traced back to the stress we put on our minds, bodies and emotions. So it’s time to reduce that mind clutter and stress so we can start living the life in health we’re looking for.

The very first thing I want you to do is have a look at your daily diet, pay attention to what foods you’re putting in your body, what ingredients are on the packages and what kind of quality you’re shopping for and preparing. Paying attention to what foods you are consuming is a key factor when we talk about mind clutter and stress.

We should try to avoid highly processed foods that are marinated in toxins, preservatives, food coloring, fillers and more that all certainly play a role in mental clarity. What we need to do is start nutritionizing our body with proper nutrients. We need to start consuming wholefoods and preparing plant based dishes that will clear our mind and emotions and reduce stress and improve our overall well being.

Personally one of my favorite dishes is a stir-fry, they are super easy to prepare, it doesn’t take much time to cook and there are so many different ways to change them up.

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Reduce mind clutter and stress by preparing plant based foods in a healthy manner

First of all you’ll want to find a non-teflon pan like a quality ceramic type. You don’t want to go to the trouble of buying and preparing all this delicious food and cook it on toxic material. I use coconut oil or filtered water to let the veggies simmer in. But before hand I like garlic, onions and ginger for flavor and health benefits to sautee just a little before I add my veggies.

Before you start with the veggies, I recommend a quinoa base, which will be cooked on the side and added in later. Quinoa is a superfood and one of the healthiest ‘grains’ you can find which is slightly deceiving because it’s actually a seed. Quinoa cooks 2:1 like rice but is done cooking in a much shorter amount of time.

While you’re quinoa is cooking you’re going to start the veggie prep. Grab whatever veggies are in the fridge, I like: different colors of peppers, mushroom, onion, celery, asparagus, and more. I use whatever I have in the house and what’s great about these dishes are, there’s not one way to do it; whatever you have, whatever you like, add it in. Be sure to take veggies out when they’re slightly crunchy.

I like to finish the work of art with lemon and Himalayan salt. Make sure you don’t drench your delicious toxic free, mind clutter and stress free optimizing meal with toxins like soya sauce which has far too much sodium and other ‘unneccessaries’ in it. Add veggies to a bed of quinoa on a plate and you’re finished.

*Side note, feel free to add beans, lentils, or seeds for added nutrients, protein, fats, fibre and more.

And there you have it, a meal that’s specialized to reduce mind clutter and stress.

Get Away

Most people have a hard time putting themselves first, but as much as you think you ‘don’t have time’ this is necessary at times to reduce mind clutter and stress from your life. You don’t have to jump on a plane, book a weeks retreat which is time consuming and expensive. Have you thought about taking a long drive in the country, how about borrowing a summer home from family? There are all kinds of different ways to get away, so think outside the box, understand that you’re worth it and take some time for yourself. You’ll be surprised how rejuvenating it is to take a break and get away, even for a couple hours.

Journaling

I highly believe in releasing emotions stored deep down as often as possible. There are many different ways to release emotions in which I think we can all find time or a way to do at some point in the day. I know firsthand how important a food journal is in recording not only your food but emotions as well. You can start a blog and even vlog, and you don’t even have to publish it if you like. You can journal like they used to do before technology, you can even start your own podcast or record your thoughts to either share with others or keep for yourself.

Regardless of what you choose, releasing emotions in some way is essential to improving your health, and finding ways to let go of mind clutter and stress.

Make a List

And lastly making a list is as equally important as the tips above. We have so many things going on throughout the day, so many little tasks, reminders and appointments, how can we expect to have a clear mind if we don’t know what’s going on. Making a list will take some pressure off your mind and help you reduce stress by keeping it with you at all times.

Checking off the tasks will also give you an empowering feeling knowing one more thing is completed. If you really want to reduce mind clutter and stress I highly recommend you start making lists throughout the day and even before bed time.

In Conclusion

The significance to reducing mind clutter and stress is immeasurable when it comes to our health. We feel like a different person when we’re stress free; we think clearer, we are more pleasant to be around and feel better overall. So pay attention to the quality of food you’re eating, get away from time to time, start a journal for yourself to reduce some stress and make a list of things to do throughout the day.

 

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