From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake/keep/get somebody’s mind off somethingtake/keep/get somebody’s mind off somethingFORGETto make someone stop thinking and worrying about something Going back to work helped take my mind off Ian’s death. Want a game? It might take your mind off things. → mind
Examples from the Corpustake ... mind off things• My dad suggested a walk, to take our minds off things.• The war took people's minds off things.• It will take my mind off things - with no limit on the autobahn.