I woke up this morning and looked outside my window. A rather thick fog had settled on the oval nearby. It’s the first real fog we've had this winter and it reminded me about a recent conversation I had with a leader who told me “My head at the moment feels filled with fog. It makes it difficult to think and make decisions”.
I think this happens to all of us at one time or another. It particularly happens to us when we're under stress or in uncertain environments. Our emotional brain overrides our logical thinking capability and puts its energy into feeling safe. This can create a thought-block between us and the outside world and it can prevent us logically working through what is going on.
So, if today you’re finding that your brain isn't cooperating and feels a little foggy, find some comfort in knowing that it's a very normal reaction to stress, uncertainty, and fatigue. Perhaps now is a good time to give yourself permission to just be in that state. Take a breath and create some space so you're not adding more pressure to yourself by worrying about why can't you think straight.