Taking my mind off - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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take (one's) mind off (something)
To stop or to cause one to stop thinking about something, typically a worry or concern. Playing video games after work helps me to take my mind off my work for a while—and sometimes that's when I get my best ideas. Exercising will take your mind off your problems and give you time to decompress.
take somebody’s ˈmind off something make somebody forget about something unpleasant for a short time: I went out to see a movie to try to take my mind off my problems. ♢ We’re trying to take his mind off things a bit.
References in periodicals archive
It's hard but therapeutic, taking my mind off
whether I should be at home or at the hospital.
I've missed enough games as it is, there have been some things going on behind the scenes that have been taking my mind off
The masters game will be a pleasant way of taking my mind off
the immediate future.