I don’t know about you, but right now I can barely concentrate on anything. The energy right now just feels so dense, thick, heavy and FOGGY – even all the way over here in Australia! No, there isn’t something wrong with you!
Yesterday mid morning I was feeling so discombobulated. I couldn’t focus, couldn’t concentrate on work. I sat down just staring at a blank piece of paper, trying to write my to do list – and I couldn’t even think of what I needed to do!
So I went and sat outside and do what I normally do when I’m trying to figure stuff out – pen and paper and get it out. But nothing was coming. I kept finding myself staring out into space, at anything but what I was trying to do.
And then I realised, OMG this is what it was like when I had BRAIN FOG! (Which I haven’t had in YEARS now!)
But there’s just the energy right now of fogginess, sleepiness, and heaviness. There’s a lot going on in the world right now – and that energy DOES affect us.
It’s okay to ride the ups and downs of energy – you don’t ALWAYS have to be switched on, focused and 1000% productive. Forgive yourself for that.
When you’re healing, some days you’re going to feel AMAZING and full of energy, and some days you’re going to be going through a detox or healing and feeling pretty crappy and need rest.
And even just in life in general, there are so many ebbs and flows in energy, every day it’s a different energy out there. Like right now.
So be frigging kind to yourself. Give yourself compassion. Let yourself off the bloody hook sometimes – and stop with the guilt trips on yourself.
“I should be doing this, I should be doing that” – it’s a waste of energy. Either do it and feel good about it – or let it GO and do what you want.
Like Tony Robbins says “we should all over ourselves” – I giggle every single time I think of that.
Making yourself feel guilty doesn’t actually change ANYTHING. It just makes you feel shitty (and is really not helpful for healing!). Let yourself off the hook.
It’s okay to take some time out.
It’s okay to sleep more when you need it.
It’s okay to rest when you’re body is begging for it.
It’s okay to not always be productive.
It’s okay to take time to restore.
It’s okay to have days that you’re a bit “off” and everything doesn’t go according to plan.
It’s okay to ebb and flow with energy.
It’s okay to just sit out in nature and have no frigging purpose.
It’s okay to take an hour long bath with candles.
It’s okay to do things that aren’t productive and have no purpose and NOT feel guilty about it.
It’s okay to take the afternoon off and watch Vanderpump Rules (okay I totally did that yesterday!).
It’s okay to do whatever you feel like your body and your mind and your soul needs RIGHT NOW to feel good.
Sometimes that will be a healthy meal.
Sometimes that will be a walk on the beach.
Sometimes that will be sitting down with your journal and getting your feelings out.
Sometimes it will be a coffee enema.
Sometimes that will mean just letting yourself off the bloody hook and doing what you want to do – NO excuses, no apologies and no frigging guilt.
Like an afternoon of pointless, stupid reality TV.
It’s okay to do what feels nurturing, fun, and healing when you need to.
Now that I’ve written this love letter to you, I’m switching back to doing some unproductive things, and then going out to celebrate my sisters birthday for the rest of the day!