I’m feeling unfocused; a bit anxious and somewhat sad.
Usually, I’d take this as a cue for a mental health break; lace up my running shoes and go for a run.
Knowing what to do and actually doing it are at odds today.
My brain says, “Do it, it’s good for you.”
My heart says, “It’s OK, you’re not ‘feeling it. Take a break and go back to bed.”
Both feel right at the same time.
What usually happens is I find second gear, dive back into my work, then feel a sense of accomplishment.
What is about to happen though, is I’m going to give in to the need for a mental break and curl up with a cup of tea and a good book for 30 minutes. Then see how I feel.
It’s OK to:
✔ Feel lost
✔ Not know
✔ Take a break
We don’t need all the answers to step forward. Sometimes taking a moment to pause and reflect clears our minds and frees us to focus on the right path.
What do you do when you need a break?
What’s something you’ve stepped away from briefly?
Share your example in the comments, so we can learn from one another.
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Maureen McCann is an award-winning career coach, master resume writer, and master certified interview, employment, and career strategist whose clients include C-level executives, managers, and professionals in all industries including the Canadian banking, oil and gas, healthcare, IT, and government sectors.