Muddled minds live muddled lives. I don't like disorder in my surroundings anymore than I like disorder in my mind. Life seems to feed us just enough stuff to muddy our thinking sometimes. We know just enough to toss things around inside our heads until we have a kind of tossed salad of ideas. Trying to see all sides of a situation before making a decision is usually a good idea. Planning before acting is usually a good idea. We call this kind of thing thinking it through and making informed decisions then being prepared to overcome possible problems before they actually occur. This is mature thinking and reasoning and for the most part, it's a good idea for all of us.
Do be aware, however, on the way to this mature way of handling everyday things in our lives, one can become a full blown hot mess. It is easy to over think things and completely dirty up your brain. Once you have entered all the information you think you need to make a decision or prepare for some action, you have all the positives and negatives in one place, namely your head. It's full of info and plans and if you aren't diligent, it will end in a total meltdown.
Clarity comes when you enter all the information and then sit back and STOP THINKING.
Let the information mull around unattended. It will amaze you how just letting go will sometimes put everything in perspective. Oh, I don't believe we actually do this alone. I believe God lends a hand. I picture it as him waiting patiently for us to gather our info, load it into our brain and then when we press "save to folder", he reaches in and sorts it all out for us into completely formed ideas and plans and decisions.
It might not work for everyone, but for me...it always works.
I do the prep work and I do the follow up work, but I leave the worrying part to Him. I maintain mental clarity 99% of the time because that 1% is the mud I have to create to gather my sources into that one area where God can take over and lead me down the right road.
Let Go and Let God.