Everyone becomes stuck in an energy rut from time-to-time. We feel sluggish run down, out-of-balance, or feel as though we have lost our mojo. Our routines become ordinary and mundane. Sometimes we blame our family, friends, environment and work for NOT making and keeping us happy; but what if it isn’t any of those things? What if it comes down to how you are living your life? The question you must ask yourself is, “are you living a life that makes you feel happy and authentic?”
We are surrounded by so many external influences that drain us. These impacts can cause insecurities, and questions surface such as, “Am I a good person? Am I a good parent? Am I a good worker? Am I good enough?” Society and mainstream media have conditioned us to compete, (not necessarily in a good way), with others and as well as with ourselves.
To keep up, we must act, look, think, and do things in a manner that are acceptable to others. We become slaves to “conventional” living.
Our lives have become so programmed that we have forgotten how to listen to our inner wisdom. We become reliant on others as how we should live and act. We don’t express our opinions due to fears of being criticized or ostracized. Instead of standing in our light, we hide in our shadows.
How can we break out of these energy ruts? The first step is to accept who we are, and welcome our limitations and imperfections. By overcoming our fears, we can break the repetitious cycle, and begin trusting our natural instincts so that we can become who we truly are.
We all have the ability to figure things out for ourselves, but the fear of making a mistake keeps us living in the world of status quo.
It takes courage to make any life changes, whether large or small. Minor changes are just as powerful as big changes, but you have to start somewhere! For example, if you are a person who doesn’t like to exercise, consider adding 15-minute walks into your wellness routine. Or if you usually go out to dinner on Sunday, consider going on Friday or Saturday instead. If you haven’t call your best friend in 10 years, pick up the phone and reconnect. By changing your habits and routine, this will not only add variety but can be the start of a chain reaction to change.
Here are some tips that have helped me to break my energy ruts:
Recognize – Am I happy with where I am right now? Am I tired of the same routine? Do I feel stuck and just spinning my wheels, but remaining motionless? What changes can I make TODAY?
Quiet down mental chatter – To help me stomp out my unwelcome internal chatter, I go for long walks with my puppies several times a day. Nature helps me to ease and suppress my internal chaos. Walking is my meditation time and also my time to talk to God.
Journal – Because I write so much, I have learned to free myself through writing. I have had many honest conversations with myself during these sessions while I’m developing the next action plan.
Family and Friends – Do they help or hinder me? As much as I love my family and friends, sometimes they are ones who hamper my development. If I become different, does that mean I no longer need them? Or will they reject me and treat me differently? Will I become less connected to them? These are some scary thoughts! Change is SCARY but necessary for GROWTH!
Take the time to have an honest look at your life, and evaluate your needs. By doing so, you will begin to free yourself from your energy rut, and work towards living a genuine life.
About the writer – Helen Chin Lui is a Certified Reflexologist, Certified Chakra Balancing Practitioner, Reiki Master and Teacher. She is the owner of the Healing Place in Medfield, MA. She specializes in helping people of all ages to find relief from chronic digestive problems, chronic pain and balances hormones naturally. For more information about Helen, or if you like to schedule a consultation, visit her website at www.healingplacemedfield.com.
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