Have you ever felt foggy, tired, or confused because you haven’t had enough to eat? Or maybe sleep? Or even because it’s rainy outside? There are so many reasons why we can feel foggy.
When we feel foggy, we can’t think clearly, don’t have any energy, or motivation. We might be bored, easily annoyed, dissatisfied, and confused. When we feel this way, it is hard to get anything done or to feel like we are moving in a direction. This feeling can last a couple of hours or days or even weeks. And it’s miserable.
This fogginess can happen for several reasons. To figure out what that is, here is an important question to ask: are you hungry? What we mean by that is, are you feeding all the parts of you that need to be fed? Are you feeding your heart, soul, mind, and body?
Feeding your heart looks like getting around the people or activities that you love. These are the things that bring you joy. Grab coffee with your best friend, play a game with your children, go on a fun date with your significant other, play with a puppy or kitten, watch your favorite movie, see a play or a concert.
Feeding your soul is all about hanging out with and being in the presence of God. Whether that is through meditation, prayer, worship, or a walk in the woods, be around the Creator. Let Him satisfy and fulfill your soul.
Feed your mind with things that are good, right, true, and beautiful. Fill your mind with things that are interesting, challenging to your brain, and inspiring. Watch a TedTalk, read a good book, talk with an expert about something you don’t know a lot about.
Lastly, feed your body. This literally means feed it. Eat good foods that your body needs. Fruits, veggies, meats. Avoid things with lots of sugar, fried foods, or too much bread. Make sure you are getting between 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Drink way more water than you think you need to. Exercise or be active. Go for a walk, jog, or run. Lift some weights, play some sort of sport. Move your body. It craves it.
By feeding these basic needs of your heart, soul, mind, and body, you can clear you mind to delve deep into life and figure out what you want to do or where you want to go. When your heart is full, your soul is satisfied, your mind is activated, and your body is fed, you will see immediate results.