Clearing the Clutter: Strategies for Maintaining Mental Clarity

Tips for Staying Focused, Productive, and Calm in a Busy World

The Nomad Athlete
2 min readFeb 26, 2023
Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash

I was the kind of person that had a thousand thoughts running through my mind at any given point. When asked what my opinion was about a certain thing, or when trying to feel how I actually felt, it was difficult to find the “right” thought to match with that question.

I’m pretty sure the reason was that I was never alone with my thoughts. Working on the computer half the day, and looking at the phone and the TV the rest of the day.

No time to look inward.


I had heard good things about meditation and decided to give it a shot. I tried Headspace and liked it, so I went all in and got a subscription.

Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as getting a subscription and everything falls into place.

Meditation is super difficult.

In the beginning, it was exciting and easier to stay concentrated. Everything was new. The smallest improvement was noticeable.

After staying consistent for a year, it wasn’t as exciting anymore. I didn’t feel I got that much value from it. So I canceled my subscription.



The Nomad Athlete

Endurance athlete, digital nomad, nerd. Just a normal guy trying to figure out fitness, business, and life.