December 12, 2023 9:50 am Published by

In yesterday’s blog I shared practices that help me get back to center when I feel misaligned. Find more below!  

Spend Time in Nature  

Mental space happens naturally when you spend time in nature. There are fewer distractions, which allow you to turn inward and focus on observing yourself. This is extremely beneficial when you are stuck on a new project or at a crossroads for a decision at work. 

Studies say that even a few minutes in nature can improve your short-term memory and restore mental energy. You can find an outdoor activity you enjoy requiring little effort (remember: You want to give your brains a break), like hiking or walking your dog, and enjoy it often. 

Frequently, the best answers and solutions already reside within us but most of us don’t allow quiet space because it doesn’t feel productive. It is! 

Take a Clarity Break™  

A Clarity Break is a practice developed by Gino Wickman as part of EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System®. The purpose is to reflect and create space for strategic thinking on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. 

You do this by taking a break from your phone, technology, home, or office. The point is to get away from distractions that tether you to work. Sit with a pad of paper and pen and let your thoughts flow. Don’t focus on producing anything specific, just see what emerges. The trick is to practice this consistently. It is where you’ll see results by identifying patterns in your thinking and life that are causing misalignment. 

With the day-to-day pressures at work and at home, it is easy to get misaligned. These simple practices won’t allow you to put a bandage on the problem, and you will finally find your solution.