That’s generally how I feel lately. You know the feeling…
When you sit and stare at a blank screen, hoping that words will magically start filling the page?
When you start wandering around the house and open the refrigerator door and just stare because the answer surely has to be inside of the fridge, right? Right next to the summer berries and the yogurt.
When you bribe yourself with cookies or ice cream (or both) or manicures/pedicures or a quick social media break if you just do 25 minutes of work.
When you end up scrolling through Twitter or Facebook or Instagram anyways because inspiration must be lurking around the corner. oh pretty picture…
When you start to make to-do lists and fill the list with things that you have already done (or easy to do) just so that you can cross them off and feel productive.
When one more cup of iced coffee seems like a really good idea.
When you insist on writing a blog post even though you’re not sure what you’re going to say but dammit, you’re stubborn and there will be a blog post!
Feeling stuck is a funny thing. It feels heavy and weighty in an elephant-sitting-on-your-chest kind of way.
It’s easy to sink into the heaviness of it and let it keep you in place. It’s easier to stay still than to try to move against the heaviness. If you let it sit too long, you start to believe that you will be stuck forever.
Yesterday morning, I taught a yoga class. I felt myself stumble over my words during class and I could feel that I wasn’t quite expressing what I wanted to convey through my sequencing, words and adjustments.
I felt off and stuck and uninspired.
After class, someone came up to me to tell me what a wonderful class it was, how it made her feel expansive and gave her so much space inside. That she became utterly lost during class through a combination of the movement, music and words.
Whoa. I wasn’t expecting that.
But it reminded me that while we might not always feel expansive and we might feel stuck, we can offer a sense of joy and freedom to others in our lives. And, in turn, maybe that makes us a bit more receptive to receiving inspiration and light in our own lives and to moving forward.
Because you do have to keep moving forward. Because if you don’t try to shake off the stuck feeling, it will linger.
How do you get unstuck?
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