If you’ve desperately craved space to think clearly during a tumultuous time – and providing you have the funds to do so – book yourself into an inexpensive hotel or bed and breakfast for a night or two.
It doesn’t need to be very far away from your usual abode and it doesn’t have to be salubrious either, it just has to be neutral ground that offers you temporary respite so you can start to weave your mental threads back together.
The joy of not having to think about preparing meals, cooking or cleaning could be just the circumstance you need to cut through the stress enough to plan your next move.
If you are unable to afford a short sojourn, offer to house/pet sit for friends who are going away for the weekend.
Four, fresh unpaid for walls, can bring the same clarity for thinking.