When we are wrapped up in something, it can feel like such a STUCK place… like there is nothing we can do to release it. This may look like replaying a conversation over and over again in our minds, feeling badly about a situation where think we could have said or done something differently, or maybe we are carrying a hurt or disappointment that we don’t know what to do with. This can be emotionally painful and feel overwhelming to our mind and body.
Often, we are given the advice of ‘let it go.’ And, of course, if it were that easy, we would have done it already. People generally do not want to stay in uncomfortable or painful situations.
The good news is – emotions are energy. When we can shift our energy or raise our vibration, our physiology changes as does our mood. We create more space and can feel more possibility, choices, and hope. This can be a truly empowering feeling.
Physical movement is really helpful in this case. If you find yourself in this situation, below are some quick ways to shift your energy:
- Turn on your favorite music and dance – it can be for as little as five minutes. It’s nearly impossible not to notice a lift in your mood.
- Take a walk around the block. It’s a great combination of movement and a change in your external environment. Notice your breathing as you are walking and invite in long deep breaths. Be present with what is in your environment – the trees, the cars, the birds…
- Try a power pose! Read more about this and watch the TED talk through the link. Just two minutes standing like superman or with your arms outstretched over your head can shift your energy to a higher vibration. As your stress level lowers, more possibility opens up!
These are quick tools that can help you in the moment of feeling stuck. As you implement them consistently, you may notice that your body shifts gears more quickly… of course, there are many underlying circumstances in one’s life where you may require additional support. These tools are meant to serve as ways you can empower yourself in the moment.
If you’re looking for more significant support in this area, I’d love to hear from you and share the ways in which we can work together in person or virtually.
I’m always interested in hearing how this went for you – so feel free to share in the comments below!