Do you ever hit a point in your day, where you don’t know what to do next? You know there are steps that need to be taken to accomplish your project, but the ability to take that next step feels insurmountable?
I was talking with a friend of mine about this and she shared with me, what her husband told her to do. He said, “when all else fails, sweep.”
Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
So, when I can’t figure out what my next step is and I’m pounding my head against the wall, feeling frustrated and down on myself, I remember to sweep – perhaps not literally sweeping. The point is to remove yourself from the situation that in that moment, is going nowhere and only causing incessant mental chatter that wears us down.
Pausing and doing something else—especially if the ‘something else’ lifts your spirit, provides space for the ‘next step’ to appear.
Here’s a tip I posted in my Facebook group:
When lost in unproductive ‘monkey mind’ thinking, open the palm of your hand and blow lightly as if you are dispersing the thoughts into the air like dandelion seeds.
You could even ask “may only the seed that is for my highest good remain” or “may only the seed that is most important to _____ (the project your working on etc…) remain. Imagine all trivial concerns and thoughts blowing out of your mind, leaving room to experience the world without the burden of that endless mental chatter.
Grab your brooms and sweep your way to clarity!
What tips can you share for those moments when you’re hitting the wall? Post in the comments section below.