Episode 31: Sarah Unplugged: This Is Why You Can’t Focus

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“Sarah, I can’t focus. I think there’s something wrong with me.”

I’ve heard this more over the last month than I’ve heard in my 13 years of 1:1 coaching. I have felt the shift in women. We’re tired, we’re confused and oh my gosh, the inability to focus is so real.

There’s nothing wrong with you, I promise. But, you do need to give your brain time to heal from the current trauma.

Please note: That is not an excuse to “do nothing” or “run away” mentally and pretend that today doesn’t count or that time isn’t really passing right now.

I want to talk to you about the choices that you have right now.

You can learn how to thrive during these times. And, this doesn’t mean making a billion dollars or making sure your company is running smoothly or making sure your kids get star-shaped cucumbers in their lunches.

I’m talking about you feeling alive when you wake up in the morning. And that means being able to focus. Not bouncing around your day like a ping-pong ball from one thing to the next, for instance.

Wondering what you’re supposed to be doing, wondering why you care, what’s going to happen, and getting sucked into other people’s agenda.

This day is as real as any other day you’ve ever been alive. It matters. But you’re fighting the reality of today, wishing it wasn’t like this and you’re trying to adjust to a new reality while doing that.

In this episode I walk you through one of my most personal and favorite mediations, to help you start each day with a new sense of connectedness, heart-centered focus, and a profound relationship to reality.

There are 3 things you’ll need to do to help your brain heal and thrive through this time:

  1. Control for “new” (think: “Squirrel!” – that’ll make more sense after you listen to the episode LOL!)
  2. Reconnect to your dreams (daily)
  3. Allow your brain to heal by reading, watching fun movies and being with those you love

We’re calling this one “unplugged” because the episode woke me up at 5:00 one morning and I just hit record and went for it. So, it’s truly unscripted and straight from my heart to your ears.

Sending you lots of love.


P.S. The books I reference in the episode: The Charge by Brendon Burchard and The Harry Potter Series

My favorite books:

The Motivation Manifesto

Life’s Golden Ticket

The Land Girls

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  1. Cathy Chester on August 6, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Your words sear into my soul. Your heart touches me so deeply. Thank you to whatever gods woke you up because you needed to tell us what we needed to hear! Brilliant how that works, don’t you think?

    And btw J.K. Rowling gives loads of money for MS since her mother had the disease. I am doubly grateful for her being.

    I hug you with my words~

  2. Sarah Walton on August 7, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Cathy, your words always mean so much…truly. And yes, I honestly can’t take credit for this episode, I think I just downloaded it. 🙂

    As for Rowling, I’ve heard that about her! Incredible. She was also suffering from depression when she wrote most of the story line, which also tells us that we don’t have to wait for everything to be “perfect” before we get started. I just love here story and her fight and her example SO much.

    Hug felt, accepted and returned! xoxo

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