Calming A Busy Mind – When Focus Is Too Difficult

Calming a busy mind is not easy when you have one difficulty after another for almost two years. My brain has been on overdrive and my focus has been out of whack.

Calming A Busy Mind

Calming a busy mind, when life is too much.

I’m sure you know what is like when you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders and your brain keeps trying to process all that is occurring. You are searching for that one answer that will fix everything. It’s like a never-ending battle going on in your brain.

It can be painful and destructive.

Painful, in the sense that you feel like your mind is just going round and round without any clear strategy or “fix”.

Destructive, because it prevents you from doing anything constructive and may lead to depression or unhealthy habits.


Ways To Combat Brain Overdrive


  1. Pray: You may, or may not believe in the power of prayer, but it has helped me tremendously.
  2. Exercise: I love walking. It is invigorating and really helps clear my head. I used to listen to books on Audible all the time. However, lately I’ve been walking in silence. I use this time to reflect on a Bible Study or just really focus on the walk and the things around me. Forcing myself to think about anything but our situation helps to relax me. The exercise helps put me in a much better mood.
  3. Clean: I know this isn’t very fun, but it’s kind of like exercise. There is a certain amount of exercise involved, plus you have a feeling of accomplishment. You get to check some things off that to do list.
  4. Read: I’ve always used reading as a form of escapism. I love reading regardless of what is going on in life though. The biggest problem I have with this one, is if I’m not careful, I could spend the entire day(s) reading without getting other things done.
  5. Push Through It – By far the most difficult of the four above, and one that I fail at more than anything else.

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I am a work from home mom who dearly loves her 15-year-old daughter, 11-year-old boy/girl twins, and husband. I love my life and feel very blessed by what God has provided for me.


  1. I’m going to respectfully disagree with your comments on #5 – you have not failed at pushing through because you are still here! I do think pushing through is sometimes the hardest to understand/see and can be the most painful sometimes, but it is what it is. I’ve been in an unfocused mindset lately as I feel just one after another thing gets piled on me. I’ve had to learn to say no to things I really really want for the sake of my mind.

    I love your list, and find it all very helpful. When I really get frustrated and stuck I also find calling my parents helps. I try not to complain to them, but they make a really good sounding board without judgement.
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    • Thank you for your comment Adelina! You make a valid point regarding #5. I guess when I say I have failed at this, is because these are times that instead of pushing through and getting the work done that I know is waiting for me, I cave in and binge watch something on Netflix! It helps me get my mind off of what I’ve been anxious about, but my escape usually lasts way longer than necessary.

      Calling your parents is also really great advise!

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