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  • Writer's pictureVicky Hughes


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How many times have you wished for a life of purpose and clarity? So often we are bogged down by the mental clutter in our minds – all the distractions, worries and fears that keep us from living our lives to the fullest. We can't hear God's voice clearly because we're too busy listening to the noise of our own thoughts, and as a result, we miss out on becoming God’s best version of ourselves.

But what if we could clear away the clutter and finally hear Him clearly? In this post, we’ll explore how clearing away the mental clutter can help you eliminate all the unwanted noise, and find the peace, purpose and clarity that you long for.

Sound good? Let’s get stuck in!

What Exactly is Cluttering My Mind?

Mental clutter is anything that takes up space in your mind and prevents you from thinking clearly. It can be things like:

  • Worrying about the future

  • Fretting over the past

  • Dwelling on negative thoughts and experiences

  • Feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands

  • Having too many ideas / options and not knowing where to focus

  • Comparing yourself to others

All of these things take up valuable space in your mind, lead to confusion, and prevent you from being able to focus on the present moment. As a result, you may find yourself feeling scattered, stressed and unmotivated. Sound familiar?!

What’s the Answer?

The solution isn’t actually a complicated one but it does require some focused effort on your part.

It starts with understanding that God is not a God of confusion but of peace (I Corinthians 14:33). Clearly then, this means that anything in your mind that is causing confusion or overwhelm is not from Him!

It’s important to understand that you are not your thoughts. Just because a thought pops into your head, doesn’t mean you have to believe it or give it any attention. Once you realise that you are the one in control of your thoughts, it becomes much easier to let go of the ones that are no longer serving you. The bible also says we have the mind of Christ, and you can be sure that His mind is void of any confusion or mental clutter. He was the perfect example of a life lived intentionally and full of purpose. What’s even better is that we have His Spirit living inside of us, giving us the power to live in exactly the same way.

For God is not a God of confusion, but of peace - 1 Corinthians 14:33

If you’re serious about wanting to clear the mental clutter and live a life of purpose and clarity, then there are a few simple, practical steps you can take. Here’s one of the biggest and most effective ones:

Step #1 - The Power of Brain Dump

A brain dump is a simple but powerful exercise that can help to de-clutter your mind and give you some much-needed clarity.

The process is simple:

  • Grab a pen and paper (trust me - it’s more effective than a digital device)

  • Set a timer for 15 minutes

  • Write down EVERYTHING that’s on your mind, no matter how big or small

  • Keep writing until the timer goes off

Don’t worry about editing or censoring your thoughts. Don’t worry about how it sounds or whether it makes sense – just get everything out of your head and onto the paper. Once it’s all down, you can start to sift through and organise your thoughts. This process will help you to reduce the feelings of overwhelm, see things more clearly, and give you a better understanding of what’s really important to you - as well as highlight any common themes that may indicate areas of your life you need to focus on or pay more attention to.

It may sound too easy, but I promise you - once all those thoughts, feelings, and to-dos are out of your head and there in black and white on a physical piece of paper, you’ll be surprised at how much lighter and clearer you feel. I highly recommend doing this exercise at least once a week, and more if you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed.

Next Steps

I have found the power of a brain dump to be invaluable in my own journey to living with more purpose and clarity. However, it’s just one tool in the box, and there are many other things you can do to declutter your mind and live the life of intention and purpose you were created for.

I’m all for keeping it simple. Let’s face it - life is complicated enough and you don’t need any more ‘stuff’ to add to your plate. With that in mind, I’ve created a free, downloadable resource for you - the ‘Chaos to Calm Checklist’. It includes some of the most effective, practical steps I’ve used to declutter my mind, live with purpose, and find clarity in everyday life. It’s an extremely simple tool, and you can print it off and use it whenever you need to.

You can grab your free copy here: CHAOS TO CALM CHECKLIST

Now Over To YOU!

Are you struggling with mental clutter or feelings of overwhelm?

Have you tried a brain dump before?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Alternatively, if you have any questions or would like some more guidance on how to live with purpose and passion in the fullness of all that God has for you, please hit reply and reach out. I’m here to serve you as one of the amazing women in this community, and it would be my privilege to support you on your journey.

Until next time, praying that God would give you the strength, clarity, and courage to live out your unique purpose and calling.

With love,

Vicky x

PS. Don’t forget to download your FREE ‘CHAOS TO CALM CHECKLIST’ before you go! :)


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