As I looked back on the day, I realised that I had barely had the chance to gather my thoughts and was shocked at how unproductive I had been. It wasn’t a question of time – I certainly had moments throughout the day where I could have focussed on writing. But that was the problem – I couldn’t focus. Demands, distractions and concerns consumed me, and I realised my mind was out of sorts – cluttered. I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on anything else. It became obvious that:
A cluttered mind…
- stifles creativity
- confuses thought
- thwarts plans
- delays action
- minimises success
A cluttered mind may also overwhelm or depress you.
How to de-clutter and refresh your mind?
- unplug technology
- walk among nature
- listen carefully
- breathe in beauty
Music may also provide a positive backdrop to encourage clarity.
Once in a while we could all benefit from calm and walking away from the chaos.
A quote from the Bible: “But you should keep a clear mind in every situation.” (2 Timothy 4:5, New Living Translation)