How To Increase Your Mental Clarity In 10 Minutes

There are days when you may feel overwhelmed and a bit too stuffy in the brain to focus and get any real work done.  Whether it be rehearsing your script or dragging yourself to a rehearsal, things just feel gloomy.  On days like that it’s good to have a technique to help you combat the fog you find yourself within.

This is what I like to call BRAIN DUMPING.

A good vehicle to release the content in your mind is through writing.  Now, you don’t have to be a pro writer to do this.  As long as you can write in general, you are good to go.

Here’s how it works:

A) Choose your writing weapon.  Is it in a notepad or a laptop?

B) Write out the randomly playing thoughts of your mind.  Let it stream out through your hand for 10 minutes or for however long it will take before you start to notice a relaxation come over you.  A particular energy will be released and you will start to feel an inner calm.  Write out whatever pops into your mind…it can be a color, an object, a situation in your life that is on your mind, something you are thinking about saying to someone or something you plan on doing, whatever it may be, just write it out as fully as you can until it’s left your mind.

C) Now close your eyes and breathe deeply in through your nose and hold for 5 seconds before releasing your air out of your mouth.  Do this 3 times before slowly opening your eyes and resume your regular breathing.

Afterwards, you can feel free to keep what you wrote but you may just want to crumble it up and trash it.

This little exercise may provide some mental clarity for you.  Give it a try and let me know if it works for you.  =)

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Joseph Arnone

Joseph Arnone is the founding editor-in-chief of Monologue Blogger. In addition to running MB, Joseph is a filmmaker/producer who has had his films premiere at Festival de Cannes - Court Metrage and Tribeca Cinema's Big Apple Film Festival. He can be reached at