This isn’t a Marie Kondo style article. Although physical clutter plays an important role in our ability to focus, often what takes us away from the present are thoughts, worries, assumptions, fears, social media, other people… you name it.
Before going to sleep, when you’re running through mental clutter, is there any wish or thought that stand out clearly? If so, does it reflect our focus and our direction or is it a belittling thing, a momentary happening which takes too much and too often time. Time we can invest wisely.
Writing down one goal for the day that feeds into our bigger purpose helps us not only to see clearly where we are headed, but can be used as an anchor into the present that we choose to live in and build ourselves up towards. Easy wins is still winning. Think big and start small.