Get Unstuck

One of my most effective ways to get myself unstuck is to get up and walk away.

I know it sounds contrary when you might be sitting there in a meeting scratching your head or squabbling with a colleague but, you might just save tons of time, energy AND find the answer.

Showing up to write to you in this regular little missive is about me committing to writing. 

For me it’s easy not to do it.  But, the reality is, I love to write and I’ve been told I write as if I’m speaking to you .  For me it’s part of my creative flow.

So, today I started writing to you about the Imposter Syndrome and an event I went to recently.

But.  I just wasn’t feeling it.  The words weren’t flowing and nor were my thoughts.  It all felt blah…

Very unlike me.

So, I picked up the phone, had a chat with a friend.  Then took the hounds around the garden and then sat down at my keyboard again and – shazam – here I am writing to you about getting yourself un-stuck!

It’s interesting isn’t it that we think we have to be able to do something in the exact moment we want to?  On demand. Like Deliveroo.

Well, creativity, energy and focus doesn’t work that way.  Not really.

You can make yourself do something.  Or, you can allow yourself to do something.  BIG difference.

I know you can’t just flounce out of a meeting and say “No, I’m not feeling it, we’re stuck and I’m going for a walk” but…you kind of can too you know.

Being the person who’s prepared to say “This isn’t working yet” or “Let’s take 10 minutes of time out and see what comes up” is both brave, smart and often the answer!

I’m just about to finish a book recommended by a precious client.  I want to recommend it to you too.

It’s called BIG Magic.  It’s by Elizabeth Gilbert who is famous for Eat. Pray. Love.

As one reviewer said  “With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.”

So.  Off you and I both go to the rest of our day and do notice what you notice about being stuck or banging your head against a brick wall and what you do instead.

A final word on the matter…


 “But to yell at your creativity, saying, “You must earn money for me!” is sort of like yelling at a cat; it has no idea what you’re talking about, and all you’re doing is scaring it away, because you’re making really loud noises and your face looks weird when you do that.”
                                                         ― Elizabeth Gilbert,  BIG Magic, Living Beyond Fear. 

 And in other news…

Our precious niece Grace and I are going to curl up with our PJs and watch Twilight next Monday for a Ladies’ Night.  The first film from the series which became a global phenomenon in 2007.  Crikey.  Robert Pattinson was Grace’s first crush!  I also thought he was somewhat swoony too 😉

Here we are getting ready to see Barbie last year.  Slightly different vibe!

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