Some days I wake up in a funk. I feel heavy. I’m not motivated. I second-guess things that I do. I want to do nothing, but stay in my feelings and just move through the day. And today was one of those days…
I woke up when my alarm went off. I thought about my to-do list in my head. I decided nothing was urgent and went back to sleep.
I woke up an hour later. I grabbed my journal (my morning practice). And I sat there. I had nothing to write. I tried. But it felt forced. It didn’t feel authentic. So I stopped.
I got up. Went to my office. I didn’t feel like meditating yet. So I turned on my laptop, and completed a couple of to-do items on my list. But, again, I felt no spark. No inspiration. So I knew it was one of those days…
I just wasn’t in the mood. I’d rather lay in the bed, work very little, and watch reality TV.
But, I’ve learned that these are the days that I most have to take action.
So, I lit my candles in my office. I turned on my diffuser with my essential oils. I grabbed my journal and my pen. And I wrote down these three questions:
- Why am I feeling stuck?
- What do I want in 2017?
- What do people do every day to have the things that I want?
I put my pen to the paper and let it flow. OMG! Like magic…it all poured out. The resistance I was feeling came out. The funk, the feelings, the de-motivation, the second-guessing…all the things in me that created patterns of self-sabotage for me through the years poured onto the paper. And it freed me. It was lifted. What was causing me to feel heavy today transferred from me to the paper. I had clarity and a renewed mind and spirit.
The power of pen and paper.
Ever since I started using pen and paper to keep me in a positive zone, beautiful things began happening…just like this.
There are so many tools that will help us get what we want. But we don’t use them. I decided quite some time ago that I would not allow my negative feelings and emotions to guide me. I can’t.
And you can’t either. Why?
Because the future you dream of is waiting on you. It’s waiting on you to stop feeling heavy, demotivated, and uninspired. It’s waiting on you to stop settling. It’s waiting on you to stop second-guessing yourself. It’s waiting on you to be bold, fearless, and courageous-in spite of feeling small, scared, and powerless.
You must act… In spite of your feelings and your emotions.
There is power in a pan and a paper. Use it.