So I had an amazing day today hiking with the family and visiting Shiloh Civil War Park. For the past few days I’ve felt unfocused and headed towards burnout with everything happening. Yes, even professionals have trouble now and again with motivation and focus.
I was going to continue to work. However, I promised the family 2 days of spring break devoted to getting away from the house. Boy was it the best thing for me. As I said I had begun to lose focus and all my stuff was starting to swirl around in my head.
In comes the beautiful goddess Mother Nature. As we walked through a trail and saw the mounds where native American Indians used to dwell, I felt myself beginning to release a lot of tension and discomfort. I also took the time to read all the various facts along the trails and it allowed my brain to truly shift from work mode. Even when I leave the house to go to the store, I am still thinking about my business. From sun up to sun down that is pretty much all that is on my mind.
The best part was this lovely view of the Tennessee river. It was breathtaking and I took that moment to just be in the now and soak up as much of the beauty as I can. I made a conscious effort to block everything except what was in front of me. I even faced my fear of heights.
What does this have to do with focus you ask?
By simply unplugging and admiring beauty around me, my brain had a much needed rest. On top of that the peace on the hiking trail allowed my brain to process the overload of everything and organize my thoughts in the background.
If you are feeling stuck it cannot focus, go outside and just look around it find a local hiking trail. Whatever it is, just get away from the screens and let your brain rest. It truly allowed me the ability to calm the monkey mind and come back energized with renewed focus.
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Ambika is a project manager with a Master’s Degree in IT Project Management and 8 years of experience helping companies organize business processes and projects. She works from home while raising 3 children. She has been studying Dr. Pillai's practices on spiritual enlightenment for 3 years and is a certified Pillai Center Coach.