It’s easy to get caught up with the day-to-day minutiae and become overwhelmed, depleted, or just mentally drained. Also, unfavored circumstances often tend to make matters worse. When this happens, some of us may find ourselves feeling boggled down or with very little energy and mental capacity to get back on top. One day of feeling this way can quickly turn into two days, and soon enough, weeks have gone by of being in this mentally, incapacitated state.
As managers and sole proprietary owners of our mind and wellbeing, it is necessary for us to take time to refuel and recharge every so often. We must shake the heavy burdens that weigh us down and cause us to remain debilitated for far too long. A good place to start is by letting go of the things we cannot control. Situations of which are out of our hands and we have no say so, or part in how things turn out. Often times, we, as humans, tend to focus on the problems and circumstances in which are out of our control by fixating on the probability of the outcome(s). This, alone, is enough to make someone mentally incapacitated, especially when it involves the actions of others.
I had to learn the hard way that giving too much attention and focus on things of which are out of my control could attribute to me feeling overwhelmed, depleted, and emotionally drained. From these experiences, I’ve learned to prioritize the things that consumed some of my mental capacity (I’ll touch on this in an upcoming blog). This included challenges, problems, and conundrums that came my way on a daily… It became vital for me to do this if I wanted to remain healthy, and to accomplish the things that were most important. When I would feel myself feeling boggled down or mentally drained, I would refuel and recharge so that I stood a chance at winning.
Refueling and recharging may come in different forms for different people – but all that matters is that you are taking a moment for some personal restoration. As the leaves begin to fall, so let your worries. You may have to strip yourself as bare as the trees, and that’s okay! Starting over and rebuilding your whole self may be the best reboot you can give yourself. Allow your sights to soar by removing the heavy, unnecessary burdens of your woes. Free yourself so that you can win by fixating and focusing on the things that matter most, which will make the most profound difference in your life.
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