Ever feel like someone shut off part of your brain, leaving you without a clue as to what to do next? You know you have stuff to get done yet you just can’t seem to make it happen.
I’ve been there, we all have. I actually hangout here; some months I spend a few minutes in this place, while other months it feels like I’ve set up camp.
Feeling stuck is part of the process. I like to re-frame “stuckness” as choosing a detour to stock up on nourishment to move forward with grace and ease.
There’s no guilt or shame about needing to pause or take a break.
At some point, we are ready to get going again. We want to get back to what we are working on and move it along.
3 Tips for Taking Action
Find the intention of what you are doing.
Let go of the goal or long-term objective. Connect back with the why. Why are you doing this? Why does this matter to you? What do you want others to experience? What is your own personal intention for doing what you are doing?
Bounce Around Your Ideas
The quickest way to get moving again is to reach out to someone you trust, asking for their support. The moment I start sharing why or where I am stuck with a trusted friend, I almost always come up with my next step. When we try to figure out every next step on our own, we tend to slow down. When we invite in support and collaboration, our creativity is nourished and new ideas come to us with ease.
Feeling unsure where to go next is almost always attached to pressure. Pressure to do it perfectly. Pressure to be brilliant. Pressure to be original. Pressure. Pressure. Pressure. When we let the pressure go, we can breathe again. And if we are lucky, fun returns. The quickest way to release pressure is to remind yourself that you know how to do what you are doing. Remind yourself you have what it takes to do this. You’ve got this!
If what you are doing is what you want to be doing, you will find your way to the next step. If what you are wanting to do is something you are meant to do, you will take action when you are ready.
If you want to want to do something but find you are no longer inspired by what you’re working on, you may be ready to let it go. Some experiences take us to the next part of our journey, and that’s enough.
Kelley Cooper is a certified life coach and spiritual mentor who enjoys life in the mountains of beautiful Lake Tahoe, CA. She believes your relationship with yourself is your spiritual practice. Kelley is passionate about helping women create more inner peace through learning self-trust. Get to know her better here www.KelleyLCooper.com