Well hello! It’s been a while. I took some time off to focus on things at home like healthy cooking and eating, daily exercise, and downtime at night.
At first, I felt guilty that I stopped writing. The truth is I felt stuck. I started and stopped more times than I can remember and came up empty. After a couple of weeks, I realized it’s ok to take time off from something you love to give attention to some other things (and people) you love.
Here are four steps for moving forward when you feel stuck:
Check-in with yourself. I noticed back in February; I was having a tough time focusing on writing. I spent many days starting and stopping, never able to finish a thought. I realized I needed some time off from writing to focus on healthier eating and exercise.
Don’t force anything. When we feel pressure to produce, make a commitment, attend an event, or doing anything when deep down our heart is saying no, it’s a sign to back off. If we want the best version of ourselves to show up, we need to know when to back off.
Stop and fill your tank. No one in your life will benefit if you have an empty tank, including you. Take the time you need to recharge. For me, exercise, yoga, even grocery shopping by myself charges my batteries.
When you’re ready, carry on. It’s like taking a child’s pose in yoga. We go there to rest. We stay as long as we need, and when we’re ready, we come out feeling recharged, refocused, and ready to flow.
What strategies do you use when you’re feeling stuck? Are you as hard on yourself when things aren’t getting done as I am? Leave me a comment below. I’d love to know.
PS – Here are 7 things that inspired me this week:
She cracks me up and I looove the show.
This woman is stunning in her brown skin.
I love that she’s using her celebrity to empower women to do this.
Everyone has a story. Even the littles have stuff on their mind.
This made me laugh so hard.
I interviewed this lady this week. Her video will make you belly laugh!