. . . no need to deny it if you are; it happens to the best of us. It’s actually vital to our growth. Even one of Earth’s most beautiful flowers – the lotus – grows in muddy waters. But most importantly, it’s not about whether you get stuck or not, rather what choice you make from there. You know, once your stuck. To stay or not to stay?
Hint: don’t stay.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, bored, sluggish, uninspired, stagnant, or generally blah… it’s probably time to do something different. Talk to people, get feedback, write in a journal, rearrange furniture, find inspiration, read a book, move your body, buy an indoor plant, do something creative, enjoy the outdoors. Insert fresh energy into your situation. You may feel helpless and unsure of what to do next. And that’s okay. Stay open and receptive to ideas and helpful friends that are likely hiding in plain sight.
Recently – just last week – we were stuck. Our studio needed fresh energy. Our motivation to do anything was subsequently low. A friend (hi Renee!) suggested we create a bigger and more welcoming lobby. She also passed on new-to-us things, like a turquoise-colored table, a cozy rug, the perfect display shutters, and even a plant for the window. And you know what? We just said YES and something shifted. We no longer felt the weight of the mundane, but the lightness of change and possibility. These simple changes to our space made us feel amazing. Little things can make a big impact, positively affecting your perception and connection to the world around you! And what a feeling of empowerment, to be in control of the situation rather than let it control you. Don’t be afraid to change something, mix it up, and experiment for the sake of your well being. And by all means, keep it simple!
Here’s to Spring and moving and grooving and growth. If you need me, I’ll be spending way more time in our homey studio lobby <3 Get in touch if you’d like to share a coffee or a chat with me here!
A recap: Feeling stuck? Don’t stay. Insert fresh energy. And keep it simple 🙂
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite passages, from an all-time favorite book:
The word that allows yes, the word that makes no possible.
The word that puts the free in freedom, and takes the obligation out of love.
The word that throws a window open after the final door closed.
The word upon which all adventure, all exhilaration, all meaning, all honor depends.
The word that fires evolution’s motor of mud.
The word that the cocoon whispers to the caterpillar.
The word that molecules recite before bonding.
The word that separates that which is dead from that which is living.
The word no mirror can turn around.
In the beginning was the word and the word was
(Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker)
Thanks for reading,