Shortcuts to Quiet the Mind and Cultivate Clarity

Written by: the Editors of goop


Updated on: November 14, 2022


Reviewed by: Kelly Martin

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The quickest way to find mental clarity is to bring your whole self into the here and now.

That’s easier said than done, so we’ve outlined five different paths to get there: mindfulness, movement, meditation, heat, and—stay with us—masturbation. The point is rarely about doing these practices correctly. More often, it’s about feeling out the present moment, however you walk through it, and aligning your reality with what feels right.


Mindfulness practices are all about the senses: focusing on how your breath feels in your body, turning your attention to anything and everything you can hear, really tasting your cup of matcha.

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    Strike this tuning fork against the clear quartz crystal to send a clarifying high note through your space.

  2. Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha Sticks
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    Brewing a cup of matcha is a ritual in its own right, and the nootropics caffeine and L-theanine—they encourage smooth mental energy—don’t hurt either.

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    Depending on what you choose, scent can be grounding, transporting, soothing…



Take any amount of time (five minutes, fifty…) to turn your attention inward. One way is to sit, close your eyes, and notice your thoughts without trying to control them. You don’t need anything to meditate, but cushions and candles make pleasurable add-ons.

  1. B Yoga Ritual Sit Set
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    Stack these cushions under your bum to help bring your body into alignment during meditation.

  2. 3rd ritual BEL Candle SET
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    Place the pins, light the wick, and as the wax melts, those pins plink into the brass holder to mark how much time has passed. Close your eyes if you’d like, or gently rest your gaze on the flame—the single point of focus can help ease the mind.



Maybe you have an established yoga practice, or you’ve cracked the code on runner’s high, or perhaps it’s ecstatic dance that gets you out of your head. Regardless, movement has a way of smoothing out your inner dialogue, which is exactly what we’re going for.

  1. B Yoga B Mat – Strong 6mm
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    A mat with good grip and plenty of cushion is a good place to start.

  2. Gaiam Yoga Wheel
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    For yoga or any other practice where you could use some support.



There’s a school of thought that says orgasms can be a launching pad for intuition and manifestation. It has something to do with the lower chakras and that floaty sense of clarity you might get after you finish. Here’s why we think it’s worth a shot: Orgasm both requires us to be in the moment with our bodies and pulls us further into that state of presence as a result.

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    We made this wand vibrator with a motor in each end for the option of internal or external exploration.

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    For people with clitorises, a sucking vibrator is a one-way ticket to orgasm.

  3. Lora DiCarlo Onda
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    See that bump under this vibrator’s silicone surface? It rolls back and forth to create stroking sensations.



We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Heat has a way of softening everything, from tight muscles to mental chitchat. At home, the heat won’t get as intense as it would in a sweat lodge, but you’ll notice you walk out in a different headspace from when you went in.

  1. HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket V3
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    The cult-favorite at-home sauna that wraps around your body.

  2. goop Beauty “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak
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    Draw yourself a steamy bath and mix in a handful of Epsom salts and heart-lifting botanicals.