Today’s food for thought is on getting ourselves out when we start to get stuck in the thoughts in our heads.
This morning I got caught up in my head. I was worrying about commitments scheduled for this week — if I want to go, what to say, and what to bring if I do go. I thought about interpersonal sticky spots. I frowned over the “should do” list, groaning over the bathrooms that need to be cleaned and a grocery run that needs doing. The thoughts dribbled on and on. I felt worse and worse.
I was all caught up in my head — and I’ve learned (time and time again) that I don’t get anywhere from this space. It’s like falling into a vat of mental cement.
Today I noticed the mental cement (a win!). While it felt easier to stay put, I got myself up and swung my arms around, adding in a few jumping jacks. I get numb in my body when I’m in the cement.
A first step to getting out? Scratch the record — restore feeling: MOVE. Then take a look again — is anything clearer?
Move again (and again) as needed. It may take awhile, but eventually I’ll notice I’m not so stuck anymore; I can feel (and think more clearly) again. This space holds a lot more possibility.