Everyone gets “writers block” even if you’re not a writer! Teachers, artists, computer programmers, your profession too, we all hit a creative wall. You stare at a blank page at a loss for how to find that spark in your work again. Whatever the work you do - or desire to do, I know you want to inspire others and feel inspired in the process. You secretly hope your services, products, kind words you share, and performances you create impacts peoples lives. You have a message to get out and this creative void is a complete drain!
So what do you do when that connection feels broken, the ideas no longer flow, and the well of dreams runs dry? The answer is simple. When you're stuck in a creative rut you need to get up and get out. Move your body, change your environment, and shift your perspective. The Sun-day design for this week is to move your body and get the creative juices flowing again!.
Whatever mental block you have this week you're going to dance your way through it. I want you to notice where things feel stuck in your life. Are you have trouble sleeping, having heart palpations when you even think about what’s coming down the pike, or frustrated because you just can't come up with new and fresh ideas for your business? Write it down, exactly where you feel stuck. For example “I've committed to participate in KowTeffs' Juneteenth Celebration and have no idea how I'll present coaching in a fun and meaningful way”. Totally my place of panic and yes, I've danced my way through it.
My new friend Audrey reminded me how vital dance is in our lives. It can literally inspire and save your life or at least your sanity. Now I want you to dance, put on the music and just move. If you're really feeling frisky then try a free local dance class. Interrupt your normal fitness routine with something new. If dancing is not your thing, then move your body and make it fun and creative. Race with your kids down the street! Break out a hula-hoop, play hopscotch or take in a game of street ball now that the high school kids are out of school, the competition should be really interesting.
Remember you don’t have to love, like it, or commit to it beyond this one time. Mov your body, feel the music, and get those creative juices going. And after your awe-inspiring dance, revisit the note where wrote down what you're struggling with and see how much easier it is to come up with ideas you didn’t think were possible before.
For more inspiration on movement take a look at Misty Copeland’s book A Life in Motion. Learn more about the things she's danced her way through too, or even better go see her live in motion at the American Ballet Theater in New York.
Be sure to share your dance-story in the comments below.
The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.