Ever had a time in your life where you felt blocked, stuck or in a rut?
The fact at some point in our lives, we will all be in this situation.
And There is nothing more frustrated when you can't see the forest through the trees. Whether you are having writers block, lacking inspiration or just plain feeling stuck. Sometimes to get the juices flowing again you have to
Are you ready to clear away some mental junk? Great!
This a four part series sharing ideas and tools to help you get unstuck.
1. Get Inspired - Need a quick inspiration boost right now?
2. Time to Play - Need help Gamifying a way out of your rut?
3. Move your Body to Move your Mind - Its all about leveraging the body mind connection
4. Get out of your Head: Writing and Talking about it clears the air
(and if I missed any of your favorites - feel free to chime in on the comments section)
Let's Get Started
Its time to summon your modern muse. Through exposing yourself to new ideas and taking a moment to laugh you can
How do you do that? Let me share a few of my favorite ways
Expose yourself to new Ideas
TED Talks - I can’t say enough good things about TED. I aspire to attendee one of these incredible events. They curate and bring together the most brilliant, inspirational and powerful innovators, philosophers, technologists and philanthropists – all who present short video talks about ideas that bring meaning and matter to our lives and the world around us. If I am feeling down or
stuck or need inspiration I simply go online and watch one of these 5 to 20 minute videos.
This amazing video from Elora Hardy who creates amazing bespoke homes right out of her imagination
Laughter is the best medicine
IcanhasCheezburger - This site is ridiculous and that is why I love it so much. It makes me laugh and sometime laughter is a great way to disrupt and break up a mental block. Just a warning – if you are in an office environment– you will more than likely find yourself laughing out loud.
Find inspiration in Others
You Tube – You can search for “inspiration” or “inspirational” and you can find a wide selection of videos that will help you move back into a to a state of mental motion. One video I really like is called Levitate. The first few times I saw it I felt chills with excitement. This video is a great way to change your locked state as it will inspire you to take action after you see this.
And if that video didn't get your energy going - and you are in a state where you are feeling sorry for yourself - that you feel like you can't do it. Then watch this. I felt after watching this, I had no excuses for taking action I had been procrastinating.
This kid is pure unadulterated inspiration to me. If he can do it, I can do it, and you can do it.
So are you feeling more inspired right now? Is your mind starting to break out of that rut. Fantastic!
Now it's your turn...
What are your favorite ways to inspire yourself to achieve and overcome being stuck?