Our egos love to convince ourselves that it is easier to remain stagnant than to initiate growth and rise above limitations; But staying stagnant is suffering, and the limitations do not exist.
If one feels as though they are lost and don’t know where to go next, the best thing to do is something.
Whenever I felt as if I was stuck in one place, not knowing which direction to go in next, I would realize that it was time for something to change.
Instead of waiting for some magical solution to come into my life, I always found it easier to take control and make something happen.
Some of the things that helped me to take action within my own life, that are easy for anyone to take control and do if they are feeling stuck, are:
Clean and Reorganize Your Bedroom
This is a great way to initiate a shift within one’s life. One can get rid of things that no longer grow them, serve them, or make them happy within their own personal space.
It feels good to let go of things that you feel as if you’ve grown out of, as well as getting rid of things that may carry an energy that holds you back mentally. Although more than anything, it feels good to create a space where you feel at peace.
Start a Garden
This doesn’t have to be an all or nothing project. One can take the initiative from going out and weeding, to starting a compost bin, to potting a flower and nurturing it every day. Don’t be afraid to get creative and involved with it, do whatever calls to you personally. Enjoy and be present during the process, as this is also a way to connect with nature.
Start a New Diet/Detox
It helps to start out small, like eliminating certain things from one’s diet (which is what I did in order to nurture my body). Some of the things I took the initiative of eliminating from my diet were:
It is important to do whatever works for you personally, and not to forget to love yourself through the process!
Create a Daily Exercise/Yoga Routine
This can be finding an exercise or yoga video that you like and practicing it every night before you go to sleep, or even something as simple as taking a walk once a day. As I wrote above, anything is better than nothing, as long as one is taking the initiative with the intention of doing things differently.
Read a Book or Learn Something New
One doesn’t have to pay for a class or wait for knowledge to come to them in order to learn something new, there are many resources and ways to educate ourselves right here within our own homes. It is up to us though to initiate this process and become open to learning new things.
The list can go on forever… But at the end of the day, initiating some kind of change feels much better than staying stuck.