Full Head Emptying? 10 Tips To Get Peace Of Mind


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.

Woman with full head holds hands next to her temples

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?”

If you are highly sensitive or highly sensitive , you know all too well that you don’t have to do any heavy physical labor to feel tired. It’s a different kind of fatigue that you struggle with.
Tired woman lies with head on her arms

You often wish you were indeed tired from working outdoors all day. At least then you don’t feel like your head is full.

If you are highly sensitive, it often seems impossible to get peace of mind. Yet this is very important, both for your mental and physical health.

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.

Woman holds head full
  • You might also like: ‘ 5 Symptoms That You’re Hypersensitive – Better Balanced ‘.

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.

The anxiety

If you have the feeling that your head is completely full, then you can literally have ‘nothing more’.

Man with full head and hands against sleep

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 .

If you are confronted with crowds, this can lead to  anxiety attacks , panic attacks  or  hyperventilation .

  • Also read our article on hypersensitivity .


Burnout literally means ‘extinguished’. If you have received too many stimuli for a long time and have not been able to clear your head in time, you can become completely exhausted.

Man with burnout, with hands in his hair

The main symptoms of burnout are:

Chronic overstimulation

If you can’t empty your head, your body can’t recover from all the stimuli.

This can lead to chronic overstimulation over time.

Man overstimulated with headache

Your nervous system then remains continuously alert and you can no longer relax at all.

The most common complaints of chronic overstimulation are:

  • If you want to know more about chronic overstimulation, I would like to refer you to this article .

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.

Tired woman falls asleep against her hand

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.

Scientific research also links fibromyalgia to high sensitivity. Not only because highly sensitive people are much more sensitive to pain, but also because their bodies become exhausted from processing all kinds of impressions.

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:

Happy man with two fists

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.

Woman relaxing in bath

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

A healthy lifestyle also keeps your head healthy. Follow 3 golden rules: eat healthy, get enough sleep, get enough exercise.

Also keep a regular routine. This will give you the feeling that you have everything under control, which gives you peace of mind.

Sports shoes, weights and an apple

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.

Woman with cup of tea brooding

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.

Man who thinks

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.

Time-out sign with candles and gems

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 calms your mind. Just because you become more aware of yourself through meditation, it can take some practice to clear your head.

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.

Meditating woman in the forest

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.



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