When the fog lifts, the clearest day lies ahead.
Same with our mental clutter. Sometimes we just have too much on our plate and that fogginess can immobilise us into inaction, withdrawal, depression and so on.
In that fog, seemingly insignificant issues become insurmountable. The loneliness, the fear, the blindness can all be overwhelming.
Some will withdraw further into the fog - but I am sure we know that is not going to be the solution. Far from it. So what can you do?
BREATHE. Honestly this is the simplest exercise that we always take for granted. We forget that every breath we take, we are sustaining the life force within us to get back on our feet again to either wait for the fog to lift or to walk through to the other side of the fog where the sun awaits. Just breathe. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Every inhalation and exhalation, the rise of chest, the rush of air into your nostrils. Savour every breath you take and understand that you are the master of that life sustaining process.
ASK FOR HELP. Just like being lost in the fog at sea, a fog horn will warn others of your course. Other boats will respond and that too will help warn you of their course. Use your fog horn, there is no shame in asking for help.
LEAVE FALSE HARBOUR BEHIND. While the fog can be blinding, some may find comfort in the place where you can just sit alone and be blind to the world. Doing so can drag us deeper into the fog.
Like in nature, the fog will always lift and when it does - the sunniest, clearest day follows. There will be situations when a person needs pharmaceutical intervention to help them lift the fog but remember, there are more that can be done without resorting to the crutch of medicines as your default first choice.
If you feel you need to, remember the second advice above, ask for help. We at antidote do not believe our solutions are purely product based, let us help you explore ways to lift the fogginess so that you can enjoy the clearest clarity of thoughts.