Between the seemingly never-ending effects of COVID, the depths of winter, and the common stressors of modern life, it is not surprising we might find ourselves a little “stuck” these days. “Stuck” is often an uncomfortable and irritating place to be, but at its essence it is bound energy and potential (for transition, growth, creation).
Here are some ideas for releasing and redirecting that energy:
- Break a sweat.
Physical movement is one of the best ways to shift stuck energy and create movement in other parts of our lives. Do not think about this as exercise, this is play. Choose some new activity that sounds fun. Turn the radio on and dance in the living room. Enjoy a nice hike outdoors in some new location. Maybe try snowshoeing or snowboarding.
Creativity is another positive outlet for stuck energy. If the thought of creativity does not naturally resonate with you, think about the things you used to do as a child. Fingerpainting? Playdoh? Coloring? Legos? Constructing things? Making a mess in the kitchen cooking?
- Change your perspective.
It is so easy to get stuck in our own ruts, especially when we may not have a lot of external stimuli to help us see beyond our current situation. Try meditation, start a gratitude journal or practice. Explore your self-limiting beliefs. Connect with your curiosity. How could things be different?
- Make small changes.
Small changes in our daily routines can help create a ripple effect in our lives. Do things out-of-order. Take yourself on a random 2-hour date some afternoon. Put on the lipstick just because.
- Reconnect with your passion/purpose.
What excites you? What makes you feel alive? Reconnect with who you are and leave the rest behind. You have a fabulous life that is uniquely yours to live.
Acupuncture is incredibly good at helping us become unstuck. It moves stagnant energy in the physical body, creating movement in our minds and spirit. If you have questions about how acupuncture can help you feel less “stuck” ask your practitioner at your next visit
Written by Deb