Mental Check: 8 Ways You Can Cleanse Your Mind

Cleansing your mind involves practices that help you let go of negative thoughts, reduce stress, and create a sense of mental clarity.

While the hustles and bustles of life can sometimes be overwhelming, Kenyans need to understand that a routine mental check is always good and crucial to avoid depression and other mental disorders.

Remember, cleansing your mind is a continuous process, and different techniques work for different people. Experiment with these suggestions and find what resonates with you. It’s important to be patient with yourself and make these practices a regular part of your routine for lasting benefits.

Here are some techniques you can try to cleanse your mind:


Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Allow your thoughts to come and go without judgment, gently bringing your attention back to your breath whenever your mind wanders. Regular meditation practice can help calm your mind and improve mental clarity.

Deep breathing exercises:

Take slow, deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Deep breathing triggers the relaxation response, reducing stress and promoting mental and emotional balance.


Practice being fully present in the moment and non-judgmentally aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Pay attention to the details of your surroundings and engage your senses. Mindfulness can help you let go of worries about the past or future and focus on the present.


Write down your thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a journal. This process can help you gain insights, release negative emotions, and declutter your mind. You can also use journaling to practice gratitude by writing down things you are thankful for each day.

Physical exercise: Engage in regular physical activity, such as walking, jogging, yoga, or any form of exercise you enjoy. Exercise releases endorphins, which are natural mood-boosting chemicals. Physical activity also helps reduce stress, improve sleep, and increase mental clarity.

Digital detox:

Take a break from electronic devices, such as smartphones, computers, and social media. Constant exposure to digital stimuli can overwhelm the mind and contribute to mental clutter. Unplugging for a while allows your mind to rest and recharge.

Surround yourself with positivity:

Spend time with positive, supportive people who uplift your spirits. Engage in activities that bring you joy, such as hobbies, creative pursuits, or spending time in nature. Avoid negative influences and environments that drain your energy.

Practice self-care:

Take care of your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Get enough sleep, eat nourishing foods, and prioritize activities that help you relax and recharge. Engaging in activities you enjoy and taking time for self-reflection can help cleanse your mind.

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