Welcome to July! The hottest month of the year and Summer’s “hump day” lol. Summer is my favorite season and I’m not looking forward to its end. But once we hit July, it’s all down hill from there lol. But that’s not why you came here. Per my usual, a new month equals a new Wellness Wednesday post. This month I’m torn between writing about Clarity or Gratitude. The challenge I’m facing is which topic will provide me enough ideas to write about for the next three weeks. I’m even having trouble deciding what today’s blog will be about once I make a decision. I started writing because I figured once I start typing, something will come to mind. When I started typing this post the title was “Placeholder,” I figured the title will come once I started writing. As I am typing this particular sentence; I decided to go with Clarity, simply because it’s what I’m hoping to gain as I get into this blog post as it pertains to what this month’s focus will be.
I think clarity can be difficult to attain because we usually have to go through a series of steps before we get to the answer or mindset that we are trying to achieve. And it’s not necessarily steps per se, I just mean that clarity is not usually attained overnight or instantaneously. Like most things in life I know this looks different for everyone. Using myself as an example, I need alone time to figure things out in my life, occasionally I will reach out to a friend or anyone I really trust with advice to help make things clear for me, but most of the times feedback from others can cause unnecessary noise which unfortunately affects my decision making and my headspace. This goes without saying, there is no right or wrong way to gain clarity. It can sometimes be a huge challenge so I’m a fan of any method that anyone use to help them get in the space they’re trying to be.
CONSIDER THE BENEFITS based on the decision you’re trying to make, think about how it will benefit you or those around you )if others are involved). I think once we see the benefit in anything it will help make our decision easier and give us the clarity that we need.
WHAT’S EASIER easiest does not alway equal best but in some situations it might be. For example, if you have to make a choice between working from home and going into the office, and your boss promises an extra bonus at the end of the year for those who choose to work in the office. The easier option for some might be to come in the office, especially if they need the extra money for any reason.
WHAT MAKES MORE SENSE similar to the above sometimes clarity can be gained if we choose an option that makes more sense for our current situation. A single parent may not have the option for childcare, and while the extra money is always good, there is no one to watch their child while they are away from home.
CONSIDER THE HARD DECISIONS sometimes our clarity comes from making really tough decisions. We can’t always please everyone and sometimes that someone is us. Make the tough decision because in some cases, the benefits of that decision will come too fruition in the long run.
Sometimes clarity comes from considering more than one of the decisions above at the same time. Keep in mind that this list does not scratch the surface of the many ways we can gain clarity and these options may not work for you at all. Consider these options the first few step(s) you can take if you feel completely lost. Furthermore, these may not be the best options for REALLY hard decisions. Sometimes when we seek clarity it will take more than just choosing an option or weighing the pros and cons. Some other methods are set in place for people who need to take a few days to help them see things more clearly. Some of these are life are death decisions or other life altering decisions. My list is not really designed for those kind of decisions but as mentioned earlier it could possibly help as the first few step(s) if you feel lost. What are some methods you use to help you gain clarity?
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