How do I rest my brain when I still have work to do?

Good question, right?

I am about to be totally transparent right now . . .

So, as many of you know I looooove what I do. I love the business I am building, my clients and most importantly, I am excited about the future. I have so many plans and great ideas for the new year and that I can’t wait to put them into action. Some would say, I am the happiest I have ever been . . . yes, I would agree with that statement. However, the last couple of weeks I have been feeling . . . well tired! But not like tired from working too hard, I haven’t been working around the clock, or up all night, more like . . . mentally drained. It was like I had been thinking so much, about so many things, in such a short period of time, that my brain was overheating. It was so annoying.

"Was it analysis paralysis, fear of the unknown, procrastination?"  

It didn’t feel like any of that. I knew what I had to get done and what steps to take, but each time I would sit down to do them I would think, “I should take a nap, then tackle it tomorrow.” OMG! Do you know what I am talking about?

I can’t believe I am telling you this!  

It would be different if I hated what I do, or thought I was putting in too many hours, or didn’t know what move to make next, but that wasn’t the case. Arghhh! It was so annoying!

According to a friend of mine, this is a normal thing, sometimes your brain is just spent and needs time to reboot. But the question remains, how do I rest my brain when I still have work to do?

Well in true Monique fashion, whenever I am in doubt, I get in action. So, I hopped online to look for answers and found a great article by Stu McLaren entitled, “How to Boost Your Mental Energy When You Feel Drained.” PERFECT! These were his top 3 ways to give yourself a boost when you feel drained:

  1. I listen to music that pumps me up. I sing at the top of my lungs or I dance with the kids.
  2. I connect with my customers and listen to their stories and the progress and the results that they’re making.
  3. And, most importantly, I connect to the bigger why.

I loved these! All 3 of these are excellent self-boosters. Then I started to think, what are the things that I love to do that give me inspiration outside of my business?

Here is the list of, “Brain Drain Boosters,” I came up with:

  1.  Curate a “High Vibes” Playlist with all my favourite tunes
  2. Read my testimonials and remind me of the difference I have made
  3. Watch inspiring stories of perseverance
  4. Hop on Pinterest (I love anything travel, style or recipe)
  5. Plan a getaway with pictures
  6. Get a spa treatment (this always works for me)
  7. Get a massage (even 30min moves stagnate energy)
  8. Help someone else (When we help others we are actually helping ourselves)
  9. Vision board alone or with a friend
  10. Go to a movie alone
  11. Go shopping (this can sometimes be dangerous, but I love to browse when the stores are empty)
  12. Bake – this is very therapeutic for me, even thinking about muffins makes me smile
  13. Get near water (this is my calm place)
  14. Have a dance party in the mirror and dance full out like no one is watching
  15. Get quiet (yup, meditate or just sit in silence, preferably, in a sauna) 

What do you do when you’re feeling “Brain Drained?”

Let’s keep this list going!


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