Is your head sometimes so full that you feel like you’re not quite there?
Do you worry so much about the past and the future that you can’t enjoy the here and now?
Do you often think: if only I could empty my head so that I could go through life with fewer worries?
Then it’s high time you got some peace of mind. You will learn how to do this in this article with 10 useful tips.
Purpose of this article: In this article you will find out why your head is sometimes so full and what the consequences can be.
I’ll explain why it’s important to clear your head every now and then and I’ll give you 10 simple – but effective – tips so you know what to do when your head is full.
What is a full head?
If you are a highly sensitive person, you probably recognize the feeling that your head is sometimes completely full.
I will try to explain to you as best I can where this unpleasant feeling comes from.
As a highly sensitive person you pick up all kinds of signals that others do not immediately notice. More signals come to you, you experience them more intensely and you need more time to process them.
Your head can be so full of these impressions that it exhausts you completely. People who are not highly sensitive or highly sensitive often do not understand this. Then you get comments such as: “You don’t do heavy physical work, do you? Then why are you so tired?”
The 10 tips at the end of this article will definitely help you clear your head.
But first, let’s take a look at why it’s so important to get some peace of mind.
Why getting peace of mind is important
If you do not get enough rest in your head, this can lead to a lot of complaints. Scientific research conducted by Thomas Boyce, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, has shown this.
He argues that people who cannot process stimuli (read: empty their heads) are more vulnerable to anxiety and panic attacks, depression and physical complaints.
If you have the feeling that your head is completely full, then you can literally have ‘nothing more’.
If you are then again confronted with social or difficult situations, this can give you an intense feeling of fear.
If you can’t clear your head, you will tend to avoid social and busy situations. Over time, this can lead to a social anxiety disorder .
The main symptoms of burnout are:
If you can’t empty your head, your body can’t recover from all the stimuli.
This can lead to chronic overstimulation over time.
Your nervous system then remains continuously alert and you can no longer relax at all.
The most common complaints of chronic overstimulation are:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
Scientists are still in the dark about the exact cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) . Research has shown that high sensitivity and stimuli play a role in this.
The more signals you absorb, the more energy it takes you to process them. Your body can then no longer follow your brain, as it were, so that it becomes completely exhausted.
If you want to live a healthier life, then you probably understand that it is important to clear your head every now and then.
Do you often feel like your head is full? Then read the tips below carefully. Clearing your head isn’t as hard as you think.
Empty your head? 10 tips
Do you sometimes have the feeling that you need a ‘reset button’ in your head?
The tips below will certainly help you to ‘reset’ your brain completely:
Tip #1: Make time for yourself
Separating yourself to process all the impressions is something you shouldn’t feel guilty about at all.
After all, you cannot be available to everything and everyone 24/7.
You can completely relax in a dark room where you don’t get any impressions at all.
If you don’t feel good about this, do something you really enjoy.
An extensive bath with soft music in the background, a visit to a wellness center, a short walk and going into nature... These are some healthy examples where you can clear your head.
Tip #2: Talk about your feelings and your worries
If your head is full, you may find it quite a task to talk to someone. Try to overcome this feeling and do it anyway.
By talking to someone who really listens to you, you can let go of your feelings and worries and put them into perspective.
Tip #3: Live healthy and routine
Also keep a regular routine. This will give you the feeling that you have everything under control, which gives you peace of mind.
Tip #4: Consciously try not to worry and put your thoughts into perspective
You often worry about things that are not important or that are out of your control. Worrying about this makes no sense.
Worrying is fantasizing in the wrong direction. It takes a lot of energy and usually leads to nothing.
Why waste your energy on something that may never happen at all?
If you really can’t resist worrying, build in a worrying quarter . During this quarter you can worry and think about everything. Do this really only in this quarter.
If you feel that you are thinking about something too much at another time, keep this to yourself during your worry time. By the way, there is a good chance that you just forget these worrying thoughts.
Only say ‘yes’ if it makes you feel good.
Tip #6: Send your thoughts
The American life coach and psychologist Brooke Castillo explains it this way: the more you think you are busy, the busier you are.
If you are busy with many things in your head at the same time, you will think chaotically. You panic and your ability to concentrate decreases. As a result, you get even more reason to worry.
Try to steer your thoughts the other way: yes, I’m busy but I don’t let this put me off. I decide for myself what is most important and I stick to my schedule.
Tip #7: Take a timeout
If you are busy and you are busy with a lot of things in your head, feel free to take a time-out.
Do this not only physically, but also mentally. By separating yourself for a while – even if it is only fifteen minutes – you can clear your head so that there is room for new impressions.
Tip #8: Focus on the present
By enjoying what you are doing now without any worries, you can clear your head completely. Live a little more in the present. Worrying about the past or the future is useless.
Tip # 9: Edit
Meditating takes some time and discipline, but once you have mastered it, you will feel mentally calmer. If you can’t manage it on your own, you will probably find a meditation center near you.
Tip #10: Turn off your phone
Today we can be reached anytime and anywhere. Being disturbed – be it because of your job or your social life – is part of everyday life.
Your head is also stuffed with unnecessary information via all kinds of social media channels. Looking for peace of mind? Then turn off the phone for a while.
These were the tips to get peace of mind. Yet this is just the tip of the iceberg.