This morning has not been going as I’d expected. My task list stares back at me, mostly unaltered even though it’s close to noon. Nothing jumps out as an obvious quick win, so I cheat a bit and take an easy one from tomorrow’s list. Having accomplished something, I feel good enough to look at today’s list again.
Some days are just like this. I call them fuzzy days.
To keep myself from getting in a complete wad about not getting things done in the exact order I had planned, I tap to release any negative emotions. I recognize the familiar guilt and use EFT Tapping to release that. That guilt wasn’t helping me anyway. “Even though I’m feeling a bit fuzzy today, I accept myself and how I feel. Even though my tasks aren’t getting done as planned, I accept myself anyway and I know I’ll find a way to do what needs to be done. Even though my brain feels fuzzy, I’m doing the best I can and that’s ok.”
From experience, I acknowledge that on these days I need to honor myself and what I can do well and what I can’t. I understand that flexibility is a tool I can use wisely. I know that self-care will pay off by bringing clarity and making me stronger more quickly than if I try to push too hard. So I’ve taken my morning more slowly than I had originally planned. And here I am, writing to you about a subject that wasn’t even on my radar. Maybe it’s a message you can use too.
Yes, there are always things that one needs to simply push through. We do the best we can with what we have in that moment. And it’s amazing how our energy levels rise quickly in times of need. Those whose professions include taking care of others know this all too well. You are truly amazing. And I hope that when the adrenaline rush subsides, you take a moment or 5 for yourself to be still and just breathe.
Now that I am actually working through my list, each accomplishment brings more energy to keep going. I reorder the tasks so they get done in the most efficient manner possible and move on. Like a fog lifting, my fuzzy day is becoming more clear as I honor what I need to move forward in the best way possible.
When you recognize that your brain or body isn’t hitting on all cylinders, take a slow, forgiving breath and acknowledge that you may need to be a little flexible until this passes. Practice tapping on how you feel to release any stuck energy. Ask yourself what you need to do the best you can. Make sure that you continue to eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and enjoy some sort of exercise outside the workplace. And if this becomes a recurring symptom, please check in with your doctor. We need you!
Sending you happy and healthy wishes on your journey today and always.