Life is a roller coaster. You’re feeling inspired, focused and all in with the things happening in your life and then it’s as if the bottom dropped out. Been there, done that, and will do it again I’m sure.
When I first moved into this online business, it used to be that when I found myself in that place that I would get lost on the internet trying to find answers. I’d get stuck in my head, letting the thoughts go round and round. Or I’d start questioning whether I should just give up on the vision I held, maybe it wasn’t meant for me.
As I continued to work with clients, I started listening to my own advice. The very same things that had worked for me elsewhere, but I’d forgotten to ‘pack’ when I moved into the online space, started being my go to steps when I hit the inevitable bumps in entrepreneurial life.
Here they are for you:
1) FEEL THE FEELINGS
Often we just want to push bad feelings away. There are oh so many ways to avoid those feelings that aren’t so great. But in pushing them away, you actually keep yourself stuck. Those unresolved emotions hang around, often getting pushed into your subconscious where you may not even know they are still having an effect on you. When you sit with your feelings and explore them, you can learn what you need to learn from them. You’ll often find that many emotions are a bit like a wave that comes then goes and you don’t need to do much but just observe and notice. Or you may find they give you a nudge and help you make a shift to a better place. If you feel your feelings, you’re most likely to set yourself free to move forward and call in positive emotions.
2) GET HONEST WITH YOURSELF
There are times we need confront ourselves and get radically honest. If something isn’t working in your life or business, chances are there is something that needs your attention. Are you truly taking the actions you’ve committed to taking and that you know will get you where you want to go? Are you buying into someone else’s ideas of what you should be doing rather than listening your your heart, your intuition, your higher self? Are you telling yourself a story that you don’t believe? Take a look in the mirror, have a heart to heart with yourself, and you will set yourself free.
3) CELEBRATE THE MESSES
Human lives are messy. There are so many ways we create messes and then get bogged down in them. But often, the messes in your life also come with a reason to celebrate. Did you just fail at something? Celebrate putting yourself out there and trying! Are you drudging up old stories and making yourself feel bad? How about looking at where you’ve grown, what you’ve learned and the things that have changed and celebrating that instead?! There are always gifts and lessons in the messy moments. Learning to recognize and celebrate them feels great.
4) BE MINDFUL
Being mindful means being fully present in the moment. If you think about it, most of the time we feel bad because we are either looking back or looking forward and caught up in thoughts about something other than the present moment. Mindfulness allows you to appreciate what is and gets you out of your head and back into an aligned state. Sit with a cup of tea, feel the warmth of the cup, notice the scent of hot tea, enjoy the whole process of making and drinking tea. Practice appreciating the little moments that make up your day. If you can’t enjoy the moments and be present in your life, you’ll never find what you seek as the only thing we ever really have is this moment.
5) TAKE ACTION
When you’re feeling stuck, taking action is one of the best things you can do. It can be almost any action. Often when we are feeling low energy and stuck, we are either immobilized or caught up in time wasting distractions. Do something different than you are at the moment and preferable something different than your usual choices when you are in a low energy place. Go for a walk. Do the dishes. Call a friend. Write a list of things to do. When you’re stuck in a place of inaction, the hardest thing is to get moving. Once you get yourself moving, it will much easier to start shaping and shifting your actions to get you back on track and back into high energy momentum.
Try these and let me know how they worked for you!