Feeling stuck stinks. Nothing’s working. Everything weighs heavily on you and clarity just doesn’t want to come. As the anxiety grows and you try harder to make decisions or force answers, the worse things seem to get. So what do you do?
Here’s what I’d ask you to do. I’d ask you to take your mind off a problem that has no solution yet. I’d suggest that you do something that will increase your energy. Have some fun, exercise, pamper yourself in some way or do something just because you enjoy it. I’ll expect one of two reactions: Relief or more anxiety assuming you would feel hugely irresponsible not continuing to beat your head against the wall.
Let me explain what’s at work here. When your body is stressed and constricted, there is no flow. What does that mean? Your energy is being consumed by stress and not being free to draw your interest to places that will make a difference to your career transition. Your energy is blocked.
It comes down to an energetic equation. What multiplies your energy and what subtracts it? In other words, what energizes you and what drains you? Worry and struggle drain you. Creative, athletic, connective, loving, educational, or nurturing activities expand you and likely give you energy. As counter-intuitive as it seems to take your focus off of your dilemma before it is solved, it is exactly what can lead to the breakthrough you seek.
The end of the year is here. Time to unplug. It’s not a race to the finish line. If clarity is not yours yet, absorb the slower pace of the next several days if possible and use them to slow down, observe, be more mindful and look for clues. If you do know what’s next, set the stage for crossing over into another year by getting things in order so you can take action as soon as everyone is back at their desks. In either case, enjoy!
Happy Holidays and to ALL a very productive and meaningful 2012.
“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” Tony Robbins