It’s the first official day of spring. We are well onto the end of the first quarter of 2014. I am the first to admit that I have been stuck in some sort of inertia for quite some time now.
For those who have followed me on a regular basis, you may notice that I have not updated my blog in over six months. The longer I stayed off posting updates, the more convinced I became that there were a myriad of other sites out there that my audience may have decided to take advantage of. I was being consumed by my inner gremlin of self-doubt. I convinced myself that I had a bad case of ‘chronic writer’s block’.
But today is the first day of spring. And so I have made a personal commitment to get unstuck.
Has that ever happened to any of you? If so, I am giving us all the permission to press the reset button and start over today!
But before we can get into action that is going to be effective, we need to take some steps to get into a more empowered space. That way we are able to be more aware of what got us stopped (or stuck) in the past and that way learn from our experiences.
Identify the breakdown– what is a breakdown? We’re not talking nervous breakdown here, although to some people it may feel that way. A breakdown is an emotional response that occurs when things do not go as planned. So, you have not reached the goals that you set for yourself. State in one simple sentence what it is that you say should have happened.
For instance what shouldn’t be for me would read something like “I stopped updating my blog since last July”
Next identify the upset– this is a great opportunity to write out your thoughts, feelings and emotions. Try not to be judgmental about what it is that you are writing down. Just take the time to write these all down.
So in my situation here, I would write something like, ‘I feel guilty, overwhelmed and stressed out about not consistently updating my blog”
Upsets can keep us stuck. That is because of the judgment about ourselves we attach to the upset. I would suggest you keep writing your feelings down until you are feel lighter and no more bodily sensations come up with the upset.
Write out the facts attached to this breakdown– this is when you get to write as a news reporter would. Try doing this in one sentence. If you cannot summarize the facts of the situation in one sentence then you may still have some upset attached to the situation. If that’s the case then circle back to the upset and continue writing out your upset until you are clear.
So back to my situation here, “I have not written a blog article since July 17 2013”
Identify what you are committed to next? – This is where we have the power to create something better. Ponder this for a while. Take your time. Ask your inner self what it is that you are committed to happening next.
For instance if set a new years resolution to lose weight. Separate from what the scale says, what is it that you are committed to in the area of health?
Another way to look at commitment is to see what your stated goal will get you. Now write that out as a statement. If your commitment is to lose weight, focus not on how many pounds you want to lose, rather what losing weight will get you? Is it more energy, a new wardrobe, better relationships?
Then write out your commitment like this, “I am committed to losing weight so that I can have more energy, look and feel better in my clothes and experience more fulfilling relationships with my loved ones”
Get into action!– There is no time like NOW to get into action. I’m doing that thing that I felt stuck not doing for 8 months now– writing and updating my blog. So get into action now. Identify one thing that you can do as soon as you finish reading this article that will help you reach your goal and do it.
It may be something as simple as clearing junk food out of the refrigerator and writing a shopping list of some healthy food replacements. The important thing is that now that you are unstuck, take some action- just do it.
To further align myself with my commitment to starting over, and providing great content, I am hosting a live webinar tonight on learn it live tonight.
So here’s the link to the webinar. If you can’t make the live webinar, the great news is that it will be recorded.
Hope you can join me and it’s great to be back!
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