I’m sure you’ve experienced it…
Feeling out of sorts. For some reason, it’s difficult to concentrate on tasks. You find your mind wandering, and you can’t seem to get the first thing on your to-do list done.
Perhaps instead you jump from task to task, but can’t seem to complete them.
You feel scatterbrained, unmotivated, burnt out…
But then I’m sure you’ve also experienced this…
That state of flow. That state where your life is in harmony. Things just seem to be going smoothly. Your mind feels rejuvenated; alive; all is going well.
You have space to think, your body is in its natural rhythm, and you’re feeling healthier than you’ve ever felt.
So the question is, how do you get from the state of feeling out of sorts to experiencing flow?
It’s one of the most desired states to be in! Ask anyone. No one wants to feel like their life is scattered, out of order, and as though they’re tired all the time.
Look, I know we’re entering our second quarter of the year (can you believe it?) And the truth is, for some, that thought may stress you out.
And for others, the thought might be quite motivating. You might feel on fire and ready to take on whatever the next quarter has to offer.
But wherever you may find yourself, allow me to share a few thoughts on living life inflow, and some ways I have been able to get back on track and into the rhythm of life.
When it comes to our well-being, one of the best ways we can function inflow as high-achievers is to take care of our mind, our body, and our spirit.
There’s quite a connection between all three of those areas, isn’t there?
We are all spiritual beings, gifted with intellect, and we live in and through a physical body.
And when one of these areas is lacking growth, it affects the others.
I think about times when I’ve experienced a sudden health issue, and it ends up affecting my mindset and my ability to stay focused.
I’ve had to discover ways to deal with this myself.
I mean, think about Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. Health is a physiological need that each of us needs to be fulfilled in order to reach our highest potential.
It makes sense.
Now, it might not look exactly the same for everyone, but when it comes to mastery and achieving our goals at the highest level, we have to make sure we’re paying attention to all three of these areas in our life (our body, our mind, and our spirit).
The truth is, we’re human. And anytime we experience feeling out of sorts, chances are, one of these areas is lacking.
So, whether you’re feeling this right now or end up feeling this later on this year, I want to suggest you sit down and address which area you’re not investing in.
If you feel perfectly in flow right now, save this tip for a time when you do feel out of sorts – because believe me, we all go through these times and it helps knowing how to handle ourselves through them.
So, which area might you be lacking in right now? Is it your spiritual growth? Understanding your connection to God or Source?
Is it your mind? What are you filling your mind with every day? Have you spent undistracted time in thought? Have you taken the helm of thought?
Is it the health of your physical body?
How much time do you spend moving around during the day? Perhaps you need to move around more. Or maybe you simply need to take some time to focus on your breathing.
Whatever it may be, I encourage you to sit down today and evaluate which of these areas you can invest more in.
And make it a priority. Remember, we get what we put in.
I’m right there with you every step of the way.