Feeling STUCK can be so uncomfortable. You're in a place in life or in your mind where you don't want to be and just can't seem to get out. It's sticky and stuffy and frustrating. Unfortunately being stuck is one of those inevitable situations that we will find ourselves in from time to time. Just like fear or self-doubt. What we can do with this feeling is to bring awareness to what it's telling us and find a way to release that stagnant energy. In other words find ways to get UNSTUCK.
In bringing awareness to the feeling, figure out how it feels. Does it feel dull, listless, unmotivated (what label as stuck in a funk); or does it feel like you're spinning your wheels but you're trapped (stuck in a rut). Our natural tendency is to push harder toward what we want when we're stuck so we go out to paint nights, cooking classes.....and fervently chase inspiration or the next creative breakthrough. At times, that's exactly what we need and then voila! we regain our freedom. But if you've tried it all and it's still not working, then it means that you need something else. That something else is that you're tired and need to listen to the ongoing lesson of taking PAUSE.
That brings me to the second part where we find ways to release the stagnant energy. Pause, breathe and connect back to what's been disconnected. Listen in for a 5 minute pranayama (breathing) exercise to help shift your energy and get you on your way to getting unstuck!
Concentration Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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