“The mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.” —Unknown
We all have days when we’re not on top of our game. Our minds feel foggy, and it’s harder to make decisions about what our next steps are—especially when there’s a lot going on.
Truthfully, some days are just like that. The best thing is to notice, be gentle with yourself, and know it will pass.
But what about when you’re not feeling clear in general, and your mind feels overloaded and overwhelmed?
I was talking with Crystal, my business partner, and we’ve both noticed that when we get into this space, where everything seems challenging because we don’t feel clear, it correlates with how we’re taking care of ourselves.
When you let go of your self-care, you’re not as focused. It’s easy to get distracted and caught up in your thinking. When that happens, procrastination and overwhelm become the default. Things get put off, and decisions require great inner debate and effort.
Yet when you take care of yourself on all levels, regardless of what’s going on in life and work, your mind will be clear, and decision-making becomes effortless. Because when you’re on your game, there are no decisions to make, just the next steps that come forward from clarity and your inner wisdom.
So next time you’re feeling unclear, take a look to see if you’re nurturing yourself in the ways that support you most.
Here’s four low-effort ways to nurture yourself that we’ve both had personal success with. Just these simple things will make a difference in keeping you on your game when it counts.