One of the simplest and quickest ways I can clear my head is to get the thoughts out of my head and on to paper (or the computer). Once they are written down they are no longer rattling round noisily in my headspace, disturbing my inner peace and calm.
The writing can be a simple list, a to-do list, a checklist, a journal, morning pages, or a blog!
At one time I kept paper and pen beside the bed to jot down any ideas which were keeping me from sleep. I don't seem to need that now, but it was very helpful once.
I'm not good at holding too many things in my head. A simple list on a scrap of paper works wonders for me.
It's easy to lose a scrap of paper though, so now I have a nice spiral bound pad of squared paper (love squared paper!). I like the format of it and it's quite chunky so not easy to lose. It's evolved into a kind of catch all document for me. I number the pages as I go - one page, one subject - and put an index at the front so I can find things quickly.
It's not, though, about using the right book or format - any old jotter or ring binder will do. It's just fun and a treat to have one I really like.
Does this work for you?
While I take a blog break, I leave you with a photograph of a pretty (as yet very small) crab apple tree we planted two years ago. It's malus Golden Hornet.
In it's first year the apples were all pitted and I wondered if it would fare well here - it's not an area known for growing fruit - but this year it's perfectly delightful....we are watching to see if the birds find it delightful!