Space to rent in my head. Only happy thoughts need apply!

Ever noticed how you end up thinking the same thoughts over and over again? There seem to be certain thoughts (and beliefs...) that function on autopilot and we think them over and over again each day.

If the Law of Attraction states that we get what we focus on, then maybe we need to do a bit of head de-cluttering!

Here are some ideas on how to create some space for better quality thoughts...

1 – Reduce overwhelm

I was chatting to a girlfriend the other day after she had been admitted to hospital for a nasty stress related tummy issue. She mentioned that one of her stresses was trying to pack the perfect lunch box on an evening. She totally realised she was making a rod for her own back and that could easily just make ham sandwiches.

I then asked her how much her kids (aged 9 and 11) helped around the house. Why weren't they making their own lunch boxes or just helping out with it? She then admitted that actually her kids didn't do much at all and she did most (read all) of it herself.

Do you do this? Do you do more than you have to for your kids, your partner, your parents, your friends and then end up feeling resentful or overwhelmed? Do you find your head space is crowded with awful thoughts of being unappreciated and taken for granted whilst simultaneously beating yourself up for creating this situation in the first place?

Could you get your kids/partner/parents/ friends to do more? Even simple chores like taking dinner plates through or unpacking the dishwasher can make a difference.

This example might not be totally relevant to your life but are there areas where you could pretty easily get some help? That all you need to do is to give it a bit of thought, get clear on what you want and then put it in place?

That way you can free up some much needed head space that would have been thinking thoughts of overwhelm and stress and replace them with thoughts about how nice it is that you don’t have to ‘do it all’.

2 – Set clear boundaries

Many of the thoughts we have around feeling stressed and overwhelmed or not good enough, can stem from not having clear boundaries. Do you say “Yes” when you mean "No"? You certainly wouldn't be the first woman in history!