Teach Your Child How To Declutter The Mind To Perform better
Declutter the mind… What exactly and How? Keep reading
Let’s start with a small incident from the life of a very famous musician John Lennon. When he was five years old his teacher gave an assignment to the entire class and the assignment was to answer a very simple question. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Everybody gave a different answer but while evaluating the sheets one paper caught the teachers attention. The paper was written by John Lennon. He wrote that he wanted to be happy when he grows up. The teacher came up to him and told him that he did the assignment wrong and needs to correct it. She explained to him how he didn’t understand the question. John, in a very calm way, told his teacher that she didn’t understand life.
I remember someone once asked me what is life and I told him that life was just a quest to be happy. I was a teenager back then and I thought life was all about finding happiness in the moment. (You know how hormones work). But a decade later I still think that life is a quest for happiness. When a child starts growing up he is ecstatic all the time, doing everything with utmost involvement. But when life starts happening, child learns about the past and the future. What happened and what will happen become a matter of concern along with what is happening in that moment. Learning from the mistakes of the past and preparing for a bright future is never a mistake but making them the axis point of your thought is. Moving on from the mistakes of the past and looking forward to a bright future is an essential.
But is it that hard?
Well, it must be. Thoughts keep occurring and it’s hard for an adult to control the thoughts, let alone the child. Mind gets cluttered again and again because the past and the future keep holding our hands. The involvement slowly wears of and all that is left is a cluttered mind, a perfect recipe of chaos and panic and anxiety and eventually unhappiness. (ALSO READ: Is Someone LABELING Your Child Yet Again? Here is how you can deal with it)
So, where is the solution? Is there any?
Yes there is. You must have noticed it yourself that a small child gets so engrossed in any activity they are doing that they barely think of anything else at that point in time. That presence in the moment is the key to ecstasy. The absolute involvement in doing what is presented by the present. Involving all the five senses and the higher faculties of mind in everything, that is the key to de-clutter.
Now as a parent how will you explain your child this key to declutter the mind. Well, here is a simple way. Whenever your child feels that the unwanted drawers of his mind are opening up and the thoughts which are floating in his mind are not making him feel happy, ask him to breathe and close the drawers of his mind.
Ask your child to put down whatever he is doing and do the following steps:
- Take a deep breath
- Close the eyes
- Erase the thoughts from the mind as if removing chalk from a black board.
- Ask him to give his mind a task to look at this breathing pattern for 10 cycles.
- Inhale, hold for two seconds, exhale, and hold for two seconds.
Do you know what the breathing will do?
This breathing will break the thinking pattern of a child’s mind and his system will restart. Just like you erase the cache memory of your phone, the temporary files in his mind will be deleted to be directed to involvement once again. For you it might be tough but forchildren it will be a cake walk. As soon as the unwanted clutter will be removed, the child will be back to his ecstasy, and the absolute involvement will return.
As a parent, are you aware how much your child can benefit from absolute involvement?
All of his attention will be directed towards the task which is being performed in the present. His mere attention will increase his detailing and his work will lead him to excellence. So next time you sit with your child, teach him how to declutter the mind and be extra ordinary in every endeavor of his life. Teach him this marvelous secret to happiness.
You can Thank me later!!