Why you should give your brain a spring-clean

Why you should give your brain a spring-clean

Tara Swart on the art of achieving mental clarity
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Regan Cameron

As a change in the seasons arrives, now is the perfect time of year to consider a spring-clean. You are likely to get a lot of satisfaction from decluttering your life – whether it be sifting through your wardrobe, throwing away old papers and documents, or just having a general tidy-up in your home.

But have you ever considered spring-cleaning your brain?

Simplification is one of the foundations of mental clarity. Paring back the superfluous or unnecessary things in your life can help to conserve precious cognitive resource for the thoughts and decisions that really matter. This produces the right conditions in the brain for creative thinking and problem solving.

There are a number of techniques you can practise to help you achieve a simpler way of living and, along with it, a clearer mind that can cut through the noise and bustle of everyday life.

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