Do you ever feel like things are out of focus? Like you just can’t see the bigger picture or know where to go from here?
Don’t panic! This happens to loads of other people too. In fact, it is a topic that has been popping up a lot lately in my own group of friends (bloggers and creatives in the community), which is why I wanted to talk about it today.
The truth is, you don’t have to have it all figured out.
There is bound to be a moment of struggle, confusion, or lack of clarity here and there. That is okay.
You just need to know how to get back on track once those “out of focus” feelings start to hit. Here are my tips for getting back on track + into focus…
Organize your thoughts: You’d be surprised how much clarity will come from simply writing things down. Use your paper and pencil as a dumping ground for everything that’s been stuck in your head lately. Once you have it on the page, it will be much easier to examine with an open mind.
Don’t forget that every day is a new start: Often times, uncertainty is sparked by a setback – something that recently happened that had a negative result. So try to remember that each day is a fresh start, a new opportunity to “get it right.” Leave yesterday’s pitfalls in the past and start anew.
Phone a friend: Remember when you were in high school and you had a problem? What did you do? You either walked downstairs and dished with your mom over a bowl of ice cream OR you called up your best friend and chatted for an hour and a half about what was bothering you. No matter what route you choose, you’ll always feel a little better after talking things out with someone with a listening ear.
Never stop creating: And finally, never stop creating. Don’t ever let a lack of certainty stop you from doing the things that you hold most dear. Sometimes the best medicine for feeling out of focus is to just keep on. You’ll get where you are meant to be one of these days. But you can’t get to the other side of the road without putting one foot in front of the other.
Have your own thoughts on focus to share?
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