Show Notes for “Declutter Your Mind”

Declutter Your Mind Show Notes

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Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series – free series from Barrie

10-Minute Declutter: The Stress Free Habit for Simplifying Your Home

10-Minute Digital Declutter: The Simple Habit to Eliminate Technology Overload

American Psychological Association  – effects of stress on the body

Food Marketing Institute – the many choices in the average supermarket adds more stress

Vanity Fair – interview with Steve Jobs

Dr. Rick Hanson – How Your Brain Makes You Easily Intimidated

The Relaxation Response

NCBI Deep Breathing Research

David Levy on Meditation

A study from the University of Washington showed that meditation increases productivity and promotes focus.

Another study published in Brain Research Bulletin supports the claims that meditation can decrease stress.

A University of Massachusetts Medical School study has shown meditation can boost your overall brainpower in a number of ways.

Meditation also promotes divergent thinking

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Buddhify has over 80 custom guided audio meditation tracks on various topics.

Omvana, with dozens of guided meditations by very famous authors, teachers, and spiritual celebrities.

Headspace has a series of 10-minute guided exercises for your mind.

The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living by Dr. Russ Harris

Barrie’s list of value words

George Doran first used the S.M.A.R.T. acronym in the November 1981 issue of the Management Review.

Getting Things Done by David Allen

ToDoist app

Comprehensive guide on ToDoist

Barrie’s Path to Passion online course and her book The 52-Week Life Passion Project

Mindful journaling

Online personality assessments like:

the Mint app – one tool that’s great for monitoring your spending

Living Life on Purpose: A Guide to Creating a Life of Success and Significance by Greg Johnson

Harvard Study of Adult Development – one of the longest studies ever conducted on happiness

A University of North Carolina study of “relatively happy, nondistressed couples” revealed that couples who actively practiced mindfulness saw improvements to their relationship happiness.

Dr. John Gottman research on positive perspective

Scientists from Stanford University found that meditation that focuses on loving kindness in- creases people’s feelings of social connectedness.

According to a University of Utah study, loving kindness meditation practice “decreased over- all levels of perceived hostility, insensitivity, interference, and ridicule from others.”

In a landmark study, researchers found that practicing seven weeks of loving kindness meditation increased feelings of love, joy, contentment, gratitude, pride, hope, interest, amusement, and awe.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The Serenity Prayer by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, in which he states:

Psychology Today by psychologist and author Dr. Lisa Firestone

You can learn more about creating relationship boundaries in this post on Barrie’s blog, Live Bold and Bloom.

You can learn how to deal with difficult parents and extended family members in this article.

If your marriage is unhappy and you’re considering divorce, you might want to check out this post.

The Journal of Neuroscience – emphasizes importance of uncluttered and organized living

Check out Steve’s article on how to build a habit in eight steps.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

The Economist, “Individualistic cultures, which emphasize achievement over affiliation, help cultivate this time-is-money mindset. This creates an urgency to make every moment count, notes Harry Triandis, a social psychologist at the University of Illinois.”

The Disease of Being Busy article by Krista Tippet

American Work Obsession in the Los Angeles Times

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Pomodoro Technique – focus on a single task for 25 minutes, take a 5-minute break, and then begin another 25-minute block of time

Peace of Mindfulness by Barrie Davenport

Numerous studies have shown the mental and physical benefits of spending time in nature.

American Psychological Association – “The link between exercise and mood is pretty strong. Usually with- in five minutes after moderate exercise you get a mood-enhancement effect.”

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