How To Get Un-Stuck

December 5, 2013


I get stuck, a lot. At times it feels I’m in a bumper car in life and I’m just driving around into tight spots with no idea where I should be going or really want to be going. But I’m a researcher by nature and when I don’t understand something, I read all about it and test and trial things to figure out a solution.

We often think that because problems are complicated their solution must be equally complicated and often we fall at this hurdle in trying to fix them. The solution is often so simple that we take forever to figure it out. I mean, would you believe that the solution to getting un-stuck is to move!? Obvious, right!?

Except it wasn’t for me. I’m a thinker, I’m that statue with his head in his hand, contemplating. I spend a lot of time sitting around, reading, learning, researching. And I get stuck. Money stops coming in, ideas stop materialising, inspiration dries up and then I explode from frustration.

Move. Get outside, go for a walk, a run, bike, swim, dance, whatever it is, get your body moving. Our mind’s and bodies are inextricably linked and if you’re new age, you know that what we do in our minds effects what happens in our lives. If you never move your body, your entire life grinds to a stand still.

Move every day and be thankful that you have a healthy body, all limbs and eyesight and hearing, taste and ability. Move yourself and the energy that gets blocked in your body starts to move, your blood flows and cleans debris up, oxygen flows through your blood and energises you, and what will happen is you will notice that things in your life start to move too.

I am willing to bet that on that walk ideas will begin to hit you, solutions will show themselves and realisations will free up the weight that’s been lurking around you. I don’t have to mention that just 15mins of fresh air and sunshine staves off illness and disease when coupled with pure water and fresh organic whole food.

Move your body and your life moves too. It’s all connected.

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  • Alicia | Jaybird Blog December 9, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    This was a fantastic post for me to find on my first visit to your blog! I go through periods where I just stop working out, thinking I “don’t have time” (which actually means “I won’t make time”), and I find that I start to lose my creative edge and a lot of my outside-the-box brainstorming. Great inspiration to keep moving even in the snowy winter!

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