Hump Day Headspace: surrender to stuck and stop the suck
August 29, 2018
When did I become such a metaphor person? My best guess is that it started around the same time I gave in to using the term "hump day" unironically on this site. *sips on gin and lemonade* (when did I become a gin and lemonade person!?!) Honestly, I've just given up on trying to fight these things.
If you don't: where the eff have you been and how about clicking here to make sure you don't miss out on anything else important ever again.
Anyway, I'm really fighting the urge to use a floating-in-the-waves metaphor here. Let's see how I do.
Feeling stuck is worst. We all know that. There are sixteen articles at the top of my search engine result (don't you google everything you're writing about?) affirming that very statement: feeling stuck sucks.
But you know what might suck a little more? Being reminded, on top of feeling stuck, that you likely feel this way because you lack clarity, self-awareness, vision, purpose, non-attachment skills, enough travel experience, or whatever else all those articles said (was too busy making my gin and lemonade to take notes). Sometimes introspection only goes so far.
I get it. If you could conjure up an epiphany, you would. But your brain feels like a losing rack of Scrabble letters (or Words with Friends if my mom is reading this) and you're worried that exchanging your tiles is a bad move and--oh god I'm metaphoring again... The point: you're tired of drowning in desperation.
Because that's exactly what you're doing. No-one likes being stuck. We all want to be unstuck but trying to get there via tireless self-exploration and scrutiny often leaves us feeling even more stuck. And tired. and tired means no energy for moving which means more stuck. Here I am again proving my point.
My advice? surrender.
Say it out loud and sink into it. Sink deep into it and then do something. Don't worry about doing everything, the perfect thing, or even the right thing. Just do something.
Open up the "Reminders" app on your phone or take out your journal and write a to-do list. List a few things that you were 90% sure you were going to do anyway, if you need to. And then do at least one thing and celebrate the hell out of that because guess what?
You're a little less stuck than you were this morning.
Now scroll back up and repeat.
(Because as my favorite animagic Santa Claus and his woodland creatures would say "you put one door in front of the other, and soon you'll be walking 'cross the floor'!)
Hump Day Headspace: A few words every Wednesday morning to get you over that little-but-big, big-but-little hump that comes mid-week. To shake up your headspace and to share mine.