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FROM THE RESOURCE LIBRARY

Unclutter Your Mind, Revitalize Your Life

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​Are you busy? For most us, the answer is always “Yes”.

John Lennon once said “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Making plans and being busy isn’t always a bad thing, but are we in fact so busy that we might be missing out on the important things in our lives like staying connected with family and friends; being productive at work; making our health a priority; or achieving our personal goals.

We are all familiar with the dangers of distracted driving – having our minds on other things besides paying attention to the road. We are trying to do so many things at once that we can’t be fully present in the most important task.

Is distraction a bigger problem? Is being “too busy” causing distracted living?

There are things we can do to help us minimize distractions in order to pursue a more purposeful life or focus on what matters the most to you.

  1. Prioritize What’s Important: Make your health a priority, balance demands at work, and choose how you spend your personal time.
  2. Use Technology Selectively: Limit the constant stream of information by turning off 24-hour news cycles and unplugging from technology.
  3. Connect With People: Focus on nurturing quality relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors.
  4. Pause and Be Present: Stop and slow down the pace. Find moments to reflect and recharge.

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Health Plus, Living Healthy, Feeling Good, Resource Articles and tagged , , ,

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71 Comments on “Unclutter Your Mind, Revitalize Your Life”

Prioritizing, socializing and less distraction are helpful to me.
Also, uncluttering one’s day helps relieve one’s stress.

Mary Colosia Conn on July 28th, 2016 at 10:49 am

I am glad that I watched this video and learned to cope stress.

Wei Chen on July 29th, 2016 at 9:36 am

I enjoyed watching video learning to cope

Susan McClain on August 1st, 2016 at 9:42 am

Excellent video

Daniel Easter on August 2nd, 2016 at 6:08 am

Right on about cluttered lives and helpful suggestions how to change it and live in the moment and reduce anxiety. Thank-you

Debby Booth on August 2nd, 2016 at 9:06 am

good video helps with stress

Lori comisky on August 2nd, 2016 at 9:27 am

This will be helpful in future as I become more mindful day by day. Excellent presentation.

Shirley Hiltz on August 2nd, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Always a good reminder to be intentional about health and wellness.

Brian Grieb on August 2nd, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Informative video.

Dwayne on August 3rd, 2016 at 9:21 am

We all need to be reminded of the important things.

Kathy Taylor on August 3rd, 2016 at 11:39 am

Good reminders.

Sue on August 3rd, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Excellent video information.

Donnie Harville on August 4th, 2016 at 3:35 pm

I am glad I watched this video, it was
extremely helpful in my coping with stress.

Shirley Carr on August 4th, 2016 at 3:52 pm

I really enjoyed this video and I am committed to putting it into practice.

Millie Nannie on August 5th, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Good Video

Ramayya on August 8th, 2016 at 11:11 am

I found this video to be calming just in itself. Everyone needs to watch this to video as it reminds us of the importance of uncluttering our minds and being present in our own lives. Thank you Health & Wellness! This was a great video. I will watch it often.

Shelley Darling on August 10th, 2016 at 9:52 am

Good video with some great suggestions for destressing your life.

Carolyn Bartkus on August 11th, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Good video

Mary Varghese on August 16th, 2016 at 11:52 am

good video

Nancy Kennedy on August 16th, 2016 at 3:16 pm

excellent video!

Veena Mahadevappa on August 22nd, 2016 at 6:25 am

great video

Teresa Gardner on August 23rd, 2016 at 1:03 pm

I like the four main focuses discussed in the video. They are so simple and even common sense, yet we don’t take the time to focus on ourselves and put them to practice.

Christine Rossney on August 26th, 2016 at 11:56 am

it is an excellent video.

Jingqiong Kang on August 29th, 2016 at 9:49 pm

Excellent video!

Alan Napier on August 30th, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Great Video along with excellent advice.

Sandrea Robinson on September 4th, 2016 at 2:29 am

Technology has definitely cluttered our life. We have a no cell phone policy at our dinner table. It gives us the time and opportunity to connect with each other.

Marie Goss on September 6th, 2016 at 10:42 am

I thought the video was great.

janise cosby on September 9th, 2016 at 7:02 pm

This video was very Good! Thank you

Claire VanCour on September 10th, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Good Video

Loretta M. Moody on September 21st, 2016 at 9:24 am

excellent video

Veneranda on September 21st, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Very helpful video. Reminds me to breathe, and take notice of the world and my family.

Cindy Moore on September 22nd, 2016 at 5:50 am

Very good. Thought stirring.

Brooke on September 22nd, 2016 at 7:09 am

Great Video, great help for reducing stress too.

Jenny Simpkins on September 27th, 2016 at 10:05 am

I enjoyed the segment on flying a kite…that was a beautiful example of focusing on the moment.

Karen on September 29th, 2016 at 12:43 pm

informative and well presented

Maggie on September 29th, 2016 at 9:36 pm

wonderful video

Jashim on October 5th, 2016 at 8:22 am

Inciteful

kaye watson on October 5th, 2016 at 9:20 pm

This is an excellent video! Thanks for creating this and reminding us all to live less distracted lives. I am going to do my best to implement the four strategies.

Bethany Gleason on October 6th, 2016 at 7:05 am

Good video!

I totally agree with it.

laura friggeri on October 6th, 2016 at 9:16 am

Great advice! I love that the video offered solutions!

Cassie on October 9th, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Great video. I’m sure we’re all guilty of having too many distractions at some point.

Pam Pettis on October 10th, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Thank you for the reminder,loved it

Teresa on October 11th, 2016 at 9:57 am

Great video

Val on October 13th, 2016 at 11:53 am

This is a great reminder to be present and prioritize the important things in life. Always thought multi-tasking was a good thing until it became more stressful. Appreciate the video and will work on minimizing distractions to complete each task one by one in addition to celebrating the ones that I’ve accomplished.

Tresa Sadnick on October 13th, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Great Video!! Thank you!

Rey on October 17th, 2016 at 9:42 am

good way to deal with distraction

Youmin Zhang on October 18th, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Outstanding video

Donna L. Fields on October 20th, 2016 at 9:51 am

I do think that we do not take the time to slow down. Sometimes, the stress level can be over whelming. I intend to use these tips in my professional and personal life.

Karen Runyon on October 20th, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Thank you for this reminder

Sandra Earle on October 20th, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Excellent!

Renjie Jin on October 20th, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Any chance I can get a pdf of this. It will help many of my students I advise. Thank you for caring for faculty! (etc.)
Karen

Karen Ann Krieger on October 24th, 2016 at 7:44 am

This video was not only informative but enlightening. I will definitetly begin to incorporate the suggestions talked about. Thanks so much!

Mechelle Webster on October 25th, 2016 at 7:42 am

Better than I thought it was going to be.

Thomas Mack on October 25th, 2016 at 10:42 am

Very informative video. It is time to apply what I have learned

Robert Friedman on October 25th, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Good video

Randall Mangrum on October 26th, 2016 at 3:14 am

These videos get better every year. Thank you for taking such care to create an engaging and informative video.

Pam Brown on October 26th, 2016 at 1:36 pm

very good video

Lillian jackson on October 27th, 2016 at 9:10 am

great video

Anthony Bowen on October 27th, 2016 at 11:28 am

Excellent description of the power of mindfulness and intentional living — to change one’s life for the better. Thank you.

Bill Snyder on October 27th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Great video. Well made.

Brice Perez on October 27th, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Enjoyed.

sharon maghami on October 27th, 2016 at 2:51 pm

Helpful advise

Christye Perkins on October 28th, 2016 at 8:49 am

educational

josephine mariscotes on October 29th, 2016 at 10:49 pm

Rene Marois’ remark about multi-tasking’s tendency to decrease, not increase productivity is under-appreciated, so valuable to include in video.

jeffrey tlumak on October 30th, 2016 at 9:04 am

Enjoyed video

Cheri Halaparda on October 30th, 2016 at 1:05 pm

ENJOYED

LULA on October 31st, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Very helpful! Thanks!

Mary on October 31st, 2016 at 2:29 pm

enjoyed the video

rachael on October 31st, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Good video

rachael on October 31st, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Awesome

rachael on October 31st, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Very true

Kelly on October 31st, 2016 at 10:09 pm

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