from the desk of Karen Askey-Doran…..

Mental Health Tip: Decluttering A Full Mind

The mental health tip for today is a tool to help you declutter πŸ§ΉπŸ—‘πŸ§  your anxious thoughts πŸ’­, manage frustration πŸ’£πŸ˜‘πŸ˜€ and unblock creativity πŸ€”πŸ’‘πŸŽ¨ through streams 🏞 of consciousness writingπŸ“.

1. Grab a piece of paperπŸ—’ or a journal πŸ“– and something to write πŸ–‹βœ’βœπŸ–ŠπŸ–with. Please Note: it’s better for your brain 🧠 if you actually physically writeπŸ–‹ it out instead of typing it out on a device πŸ“΅.

2. Write downπŸ“ anything that comes to mind πŸ€―πŸ’­ all of it.

3. Don’t worry about punctuation ⁉️, grammar or being polite🀬, you can use whatever words you want.

4. Definitely don’t censor 🚫 it or edit πŸ–Š it, just let it all flow out πŸ“

5. Well done! You have just given yourself a mental 🧠 kiss πŸ’‹. In most cases you will feel calmer πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ, lighterπŸ’†β€β™€οΈ, more focussed 😊, and, if you’re like me, able to actually sleepπŸ˜΄πŸ’€ βœ… Brain πŸ§ πŸ§ΉπŸ—‘ dump done! πŸ€—