I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me, and to find grace for myself on the days when I fell stuck and uninspired.
This one, my friend, is a feeling and a practice I deal with all of the time. Seeing where I want to be and freezing in my tracks when I allow myself to get overwhelmed by what my mind perceives as the many roadblocks in the way of my success.
It’s what keeps most people stuck in their same old life…FOREVER.
It is definitely way easier and more comfortable to stick with the familiar that to branch out on an unfamiliar path. The unknown is scary. Or at least our mind likes to tell us it is. So we stay in the uninspiring, soul sucking job or we let the months and years just drift by in a relationship that no longer meets our needs simply because it’s what we know.
We might daydream about that better life, but the path to get there looks very long and complicated. We put that dream in a box on the shelf and get on with life as is.
So, how do I get unstuck?
I practice PAUSING and I celebrate the small things. I look for the little steps I've taken and that I can take that will get me at least an inch closer rather than the miles I might perceive are still ahead of me. I look for at least one thing to be grateful for in that moment which always leads to many, many more.
Some days, when I'm feeling delicate, I give myself a whole lot of self-love and permission to just be and breathe. I get outside and move my body while I listen to an inspiring podcast. I reach out to a friend or my coach for a pep-talk. I remind myself of all the reasons why what I am seeking is important to me, my happiness, and my contribution to the world.
Then the next day I tell myself to put on my damn big girl panties and get some shit done!! I make a short list that feels do-able and I dive in. I congratulate myself for what I get done because I am now one step closer to where I want to be.
And I remind myself constantly that it's the journey that matters. It's the moments I savor along the way that I will remember. It’s how I feel and how I make others feel in my presence that will make an impact on the world.
Meet Mary Baker ..LIFE COACH, YOGA TEACHER, MINDFULNESS GUIDE, RECOVERING PERFECTIONIST & PEOPLE PLEASER, FEAR CONQUEROR, TRUTH SEEKER, & DREAM WEAVER