Last night I sat down to write. I wrote and wrote for hours but nothing was flowing. I labored over every sentence and every thought was jumping off into a new direction. I had too many thoughts but no direction or inspiration. I finally went to bed and woke up this morning determined to release some creative energy and get myself unblocked! I was determined to recapture my creative mojo, my words for expressing my thinking, and my physical energy for running. I tried many things and I'm starting to feel like my passionate self again! Here are just some of the things I do to clear my energy blockages:
This was a note to my baby boy from his Nana after he ripped up my to-do list and I lost my mind. My mom thought it would be funny to also include the ripped up list.
Thumbing Through Books
One of my favorite things to do is go to the bookstore, get a coffee and just get lost in all the books and magazines. This has always been a release for me but unfortunately, since having kids, I don't get to do this nearly enough. Today I took all the books I'm trying to read, and even some old books that have just been sitting on my shelf and I found myself getting energy from them merely by looking through them and reading one or two sentences from each one. Even reading the titles and feeling them in my hands made me feel a new flow to my energy level! I did the same with some of my professional books that remind me about things I'm passionate about.
Getting These Delivered
Recently, my Grandfather passed away. Since my dad died when I was a kid, my Grandparents always took my brothers and I under their wing and did things for us that my dad (their son) couldn't do. After, my grandfather's death, my Aunts and Uncles spent time sorting through all of their things and asking everyone what we wanted. I had never bothered buying china and never really had any desire to have any until I was asked if I wanted my Grandmother's. These dishes hold a huge sentimental weight and I am honored to be able have them!
Opening this rocking horse just blew the emotional energy block right out of the water and it all came out. This was my dad's rocking horse when he was a baby/toddler. When my second child was just about 18 months, we took the girls to see my Grandfather. He was so excited to see the girls rock on this rocking horse. It meant a lot to him and he had held onto it all these years. I'm sure it was a part of his son that he was holding onto and I knew it meant a great deal to him. When my Aunt asked me if I wanted it, I couldn't even imagine not having it as a family keepsake. I cried when I opened it but was even more touching was seeing my 16 month old son get on it for the first time. It is almost as if he knew it was special and he needed to be gentle. It felt like my dad was there for a visit too.
Writing this blog was the last thing I needed to feel a full level of energy! I feel like myself again...alive, passionate and joyful.
There are so many ways to get your energy flowing when you are feeling "stuck". Here is a site that I enjoyed reading as I was writing today. It was also a site that helped me think of the words for my title : yourjoyouslife.com.
What do you do to clear your energy blockages? How do you get yourself unstuck and get energy flowing again?
Happy to be back,