Order is half the life, they say. And with us, cleanliness and order are clearly important. Apartments, offices, cars, streets – the best is everything is perfectly polished.
Of course, this also applies to ourselves. Bathing, brushing teeth and freshly washed clothes are part of the daily morning routine for most people. (Except for the night shower, no shower in the morning ;-)).
But now give heart: what about our souls?
How often do we clean our souls? How often do we look after ourselves?
And do we even pay attention when there is chaos in our souls?
Cleanliness and mental order are at least as important as a clean apartment. In my opinion, far more important!
Release the soul regularly from unnecessary ballast to ensure more ease and joy in life.
Overall, a “clean” soul is an important foundation for being happy.
In psychology this is called psycho-cleanliness.
Psycho-hygiene is the teaching of protection and attainment of mental health. (Definition from Wikipedia)
So it’s about taking action to help us maintain our mental health. Or, if it’s not balanced, get it back.
Now, before the beginning of spring, I think this is the right time to cleanse your soul.
So let’s start with spring cleansing for the soul!
In my years of experience, worry, self-doubt and fear are real pigs that really leave a lot of impurities in our souls.
It is best not to let doubts and fears arise. Or, if we notice that they are sneaking in secretly, to deal with it in such a way that no total chaos occurs in our souls.
It’s like washing dishes regularly. If we do it right away, it’s not too bad and fast.
But if we leave it there for weeks, we have a mountain of food in front of us, bigger than Mount Everest. It feels like it takes a long time to rinse. And the bigger the plate stack, the less desire to handle it.
That is why I recommend psycho-organized hygiene, which we naturally integrate into our daily lives.
So we don’t stand in front of giant mountains at some point and don’t even know where to start.
Here are 7 ways to help you with psycho-hygiene:
1. Relaxation exercises
Relaxation techniques help you to calm down. It reduces stress and negative emotions can be processed better. It makes you clearer, you are neater inside and you can make life more relaxed.
There are so many different relaxation techniques, so I would recommend you just try a few and see what works best for you.
2. Talk about what moves you
We often find it very difficult to express what is happening within us. What moves us.
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard the phrase “I’d rather do it myself” in practice. The bad thing is that fears and worries often increase when we keep it to ourselves. We begin to contemplate and end up in the carousel of negative thoughts.
Therefore, talking about your fears, worries, and doubts with those close to you helps. Incidentally, this is a real win-win situation: The conversation is a relief to you and ensures that your conversation partner understands you better. By doing so, he creates even closer closeness.
3. Disrupt your carousel of mind
If you continually devote yourself to negative thoughts, it has an interesting effect. Sooner or later you will end up in a vortex of negative thoughts, worries and pondering.
So get out of your negative thoughts. You can do this, for example, by deliberately paying attention to something else. Or you distract and do something. Or you can try relaxation techniques.
Different ideas about how to stop your thought carousel can also be found here: See you later, bye carousel mind
4. Write down your worries
Writing itself has a therapeutic effect. If you like it, try the following exercise.
Spend 5 minutes in the morning and answer this question:
– What am I worried about today?
– What stupid can happen today?
– What am I afraid of today?
– Why am I tense and stressed?
Write down the key points for each question. Writing alone will change a lot.
In the evening you need 5 minutes and read your list.
– Did this really happen as I was afraid?
– Is it as bad as I thought?
You will see that reality is not as bad as your fear. Many of your worries and fears may be unfounded and unrealized.
Do it for a long time. It is best to make a list of how much your worries and fears are unfounded and only exist in your imagination.
After a while you will see how your worries and fears become less. Just because you now have lots of evidence that it won’t happen.
5. Focus on the good
Before going to bed, take time every night to review your day.
Think of at least 3 very pleasant things today. These can be small things. Smile here, good morning there, or have a nice lunch with a friend.
What did you enjoy today? What makes you laugh? What are you grateful for?
If you like, you can also do this exercise in writing. Then the effect increases.
6. Treat yourself to rest
We are exposed to large amounts of stimulation every day. Phone, cellphone, email, social media, WhatsApp, SMS, television, tablet, radio, books, people …
We don’t even realize it anymore because it’s normal.
We are flooded and this often results in total sensory overload. Total overload!
Therefore, let yourself rest. Get out of action and treat yourself to your regular breaks, preferably without an electronic device.
It can take a walk in the forest (without a cellphone), take a comfortable bubble bath or take a short break in nature, where you can sit on a bench for a few minutes and observe the leaves.
Here, too, it is best to try which type of rest and rest period has the best effect for you.
7. Practice your attention
With mindfulness training, you can train yourself right then and there. Here and now. Because that’s where life happens: Here and now. Not yesterday, not tomorrow but now.
The more you succeed in the present, the ballast that isn’t too long from the past will feel hard in your stomach. And the future won’t stress you out too much.
Just try different things from my list.
On the one hand, see what is very good for you and on the other hand, what you can easily integrate into your daily life.
Give yourself a little time, you have created the best cleansing plan for your soul.
Now there are important questions to answer at the end.
Namely: When should you pay special attention to your psycho-hygiene?
Here I have compiled a number of scenarios for you. If one or more of them apply, you should pay special attention to your psycho-cleanliness.
- You take many things personally and feel quickly attacked
- You bring home a problem from the office
- You are constantly tense and under pressure
- You tend to ponder
- You often cannot sleep
- You often feel drained, have no energy and fatigue
- You often feel that everything grows above your head
- It’s hard for you to talk about problems
You feel bad when other people feel bad.
Psycho cleanliness is worth it! This will make you happier than a clean apartment. I promise!
A little every day will make you happier and more relaxed overall. Small business – big impact.
So: Don’t just clean your apartment, but make sure that your soul is clean.
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