Staying Stuck is Easy

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Staying stuck is easy. It is an uncomfortable habit that feels so familiar it becomes comfortable. It turns up the volume on fear so high that to move in any direction instills a panicky feeling.

Staying stuck is easy. You feel trapped and victimized, convincing yourself that doing anything different will kill you. That’s why you stay stuck.

Have you ever felt this?

Staying stuck is easy until you realize the pain of staying stuck is greater than the fear of moving forward. 

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The courage of risking everything is finally worth the freedom of moving forward, making decisions and claiming your vision. Hopes and dreams of what life could be comes into view and helps you move forward.

I have let this fear stop me many times in my life. I spent many years feeling stuck, unable to make even a small step towards my dreams. There were many times when I would take a few steps but then refused to go any further. This is just as painful because you see your goal in front of you but no path to reach it. I guess if I weren’t so persistent I would just clean the slate board and completely forget that goal.

I felt as if I were on a seesaw. I could see my goal in front of me -my emotional freedom.   I wanted out of despair and panic. But how?

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Do You Maintain Emotional Balance? Quiz

do you maintain emotional balance

How well do you balance your responsibilities with self-care?

Do you maintain emotional balance? Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, it takes conscious attention to our needs  to live a happy life. Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while also recognizing and fulfilling personal needs and wants.

True  False

    1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally.

    2. Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others.

    3. I eat healthfully and exercise regularly.

    4. I get check-ups, go to the dentist, and take preventative precautions.

    5. I set aside personal, quiet time for myself, whether I’m meditating or simply letting my thoughts drift. 

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The Sacred Fire of Your Life

Tend the sacred fire of your life.

Tend the sacred fire of your life.

One day you wake up and think “is this it? Scanning my self generating to-do list, juggling required tasks that scream urgent, doing everything for others- family, job, community – where is this headed? Help! My life is out of control! Where are all the things in life that created excitement, vibrancy, and the desire to jump out of bed in the morning?” When the demands on your time have a greater importance than you and your sanity, overwhelm reigns and joy vanishes.

Making the outer world in charge of your schedule only creates a victim mentality. It is time to take your power back. Set an intention: carve out time to get answers on resolving this situation.

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