#1 Inquire Within
First, Acknowledge that you are feeling stuck. You can sit in silence or write it out, whichever you prefer. I like to use both. Meditation helps me feel into my body and allow things to arise when I am unclear. I use journaling when I know there is a lot going on in my mind. Seeing the words on paper can help me unpack and navigate things in a skillful manner.
What is the stuckness trying to show or teach me?
#2 Make an Agreement
Write out an agreement to yourself to joyfully explore your stuckness and commit to whatever’s necessary to get unstuck. It could look something like this:
I am grateful for where I am currently. I know there is value here. I am in complete control of my destiny. I am stuck for a reason and I am fully committed to exploring this stuckness with a playful curiosity. I am committed to listening to the answers that come through as I explore this stuckness. I am fully committed to taking any action necessary to get myself unstuck.
SIGNED: Whitney Sause 6/20/22
#3 Move Your Body
One of our built-in programs is the fight or flight response. Back in the caveman days, when something threatening happened, our ancestors were forced to fight for their lives or run for their lives. Now, we live in an age where we can sit on our couch and scroll through social media- seeing a hundred things in one minute that stimulate our fight or flight response. But rather than running or fighting it out we just sit there.
Our bodies REQUIRE movement. Emotions are energy in motion. They want to move through you. It’s okay if you don’t feel like it. DO IT ANYWAY. Rather than dreading it, think of how amazing you will feel afterward.
Moving your body in a way that makes you feel strong and challenged is one of the easiest ways to get that stuck energy moving.
I love boxing, yoga, dancing, and random combinations of things that feel challenging, yet good. Like: squats, bicycle crunches, jump rope, planks, push-ups, V-ups, etc.
#4 Talk to A Professional
Our culture (for whatever reason) has NOT made it socially acceptable to ask for help. ALTHOUGH, it is becoming more and more acceptable which is definitely something to celebrate!
Coming from a militant father and enlisting in the military, asking for help felt weak and unacceptable. Over time, I have learned that asking for help is one of the most courageous things that you can do. It is absolutely necessary.
Hyper independence is a trauma response. We are all interdependent on each other. Look around you. The clothes you are wearing, the device you are using to read this, everything around you was likely created by another human. Furthermore- this whole planet was created by something other than you.
Notice when you are feeling stuck and you call the friend who is going to offer you the advice that you want to hear.
Why are you calling them if you already know what you want to hear? Why not just do the thing you want to do?
Asking friends and family for advice can be a dangerous game. Your friends don’t have the full picture of what your life is like. They haven’t walked in your shoes. In addition, they might have some unconscious ‘steak in the game’. They might give you the advice that leads you in the direction that is most beneficial to them.
A trained coach can help you to go deep within yourself and clear the weeds around the answer that has been within you the whole time. Professionals can provide an unbiased, confidential space for you to get on the track you want to be on.
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