“It’s not a daily increase, but a daily
decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
? Bruce Lee
Before we dive into the various exercises to eliminate
your negative thinking, it’s important to first
understand why you have these thoughts. So, in this
section, we’ll go over four causes of mental clutter.
Cause #1: Daily Stress 먹튀검증
An excessive amount of stress is the primary reason
many people feel overwhelmed by life. In fact, the
stress created by information overload, physical
clutter, and the endless choices required from these
things can trigger an array of mental health issues like
generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and depression.
Couple this stress with the legitimate worries and
concerns in your life, and you may find yourself with
sleep problems, muscle pain, headaches, chest pain,
frequent infections, and stomach and intestinal
disorders, according to the American Psychological
Association (not to mention dozens of studies
supporting the connection between stress and physical
Dan Harris, ABC News anchor and author of the book
10% Happier, didn’t acknowledge how the stress of
mental overload was impacting him until he had a full
blown panic attack on national television.
His demanding and competitive job (which took him to
the front lines of Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, and
Iraq) had left him depressed and anxious. He self
medicated his internal pain with recreational drugs,
triggering the on-air attack.
After a meeting with his doctor, Dan had a wake-up
call about his mental state. He says in a post on the
ABC website, “As I sat there in his office, the sheer
enormity of my mindlessness started to sink in?from
hurtling headlong into war zones without considering
the psychological consequences, to using drugs for a
synthetic squirt of replacement adrenaline. It was as if
I had been sleepwalking through a cascade of moronic
Dan’s “moronic behavior” was simply a human
reaction to everything that was happening in his head.
When life becomes so intense and complicated, our
psyches search out escape ramps. Too much input, too
much negative exposure, and too many choices can
trigger a not-so-healthy coping response.