Life,congestion sucks. There are so many responsibilities, activities, stress comment trials, tribulations and Lord knows lots of distractions. So many things that can get in the way. Life congestion consists of over-commitment, discontent, fatigue, inactivity and disconnection. I’m only speaking what I know.
This is my first blog post in about three months. I certainly let the distractions and congestion of Life get in the way. I’ve had more than writer’s block, I have a life blog. For the last few months I have had difficulty staying focused, knowing what I want and feeling secure about it. I am unable to pinpoint the reason for this congestion but I do know it is completely counterproductive. So this post is about my attempt to find ways to give my life an enema.
I’m sitting on the couch, anxiously awaiting the second night of Queen Sugar. I’m thinking about how to get back on track. One of my issues is that some time between March and now I lost my focus. I’m searching desperately for inspiration by listening to Ted Talks, inspirational YouTube videos and inspirational television shows. I’m searching for something to help me unclog my life.
The root of the matter is that I know that I am not living or walking fully in my purpose. Thereis more for me to do in this life then work, following rules, meeting deadlines and deliverables. I have so much to offer but I am drowning in the discontent of simple survival.
I guess operating in survival mode pokes holes in my motivation. So how do I change it? How do I clear the gunk, release the congestion and give my life an enema? Well, the first thing I have to do is acknowledge the problem. Problem, I see you.
So here are the steps I am taking to give my life an enema and live on purpose.
The first step to decongest my life is to make note of everything that is making my life congested. Since I’m feeling the weight of the congestion I need to identify each item and write it down. The purpose of this is to see it, own it and acknowledge it so I can get rid of it. So first I must take note.
Clean your System
The Next Step to decongest my life is to simply clean my system. Rather than stew over my discontent I can find my systems for handling stress, for achieving goals, for changing habits, heck for even getting to work on time. I must investigate what is and is not working in my life. Making a small change will adjust how long it takes me to get ready and my ability to make my train on time. It is important for me to make the necessary changes so that I have free emotional space to push forward in my goals.
Revisit your goals
Now that I have made some adjustments to my personal system, it’s time to revisit my goals. I must to give myself enough time and space to accomplish tasks. I have a really bad habit of over committing myself. That will eventually bog me down and makes it difficult for me to get anything done. The congestion rushes back in when I have too much on my plate.
Now, I can handle a lot of things but I am certainly not Wonder Woman nor do I care to be. The trick here is to revisit my plans and make a conscious decision to only do things that will get me closer to living on purpose. Now keep in mind I am aware that a sister has to make a living while she’s trying to make a life. It’s important that I give myself the space I need to stay on purpose.
Practice releasing shame and guilt
Oh boy this is a big one! Shame and guilt have been the biggest culprits of congestion in my life. To relieve myself of these two buggers would free up so much mental and emotional space for me to get and stay on purpose. I honestly find that I worry too much about what others think, how others perceive me and what others are saying about me.
I know that it doesn’t matter what you do there will always be someone who will talk about you whether you do something wrong or not. With that said, I do not concern myself with how someone responds to me, what I can worry about is how will I get things done and maintaining my brand. If I do the work and I do it well no matter what anybody says my work will speak for itself.
Finally, the best way to decongest my life is to get moving. I mean physically moving. More than just weight release I need stress release. I used to be a very active person and I miss that in my life. I generally feel better, I’m more open, I’m more connected to God and I certainly look a lot more like myself when I’m moving around.
If you are physically constipated you were supposed to eat leafy green vegetables, drink lots of water and move around. The green vegetables in this case would be the previous steps that I mentioned, the water would be daily prayer and meditation and the moving around speaks for itself. I do believe that if I follow my own advice and take these steps that I mentioned I should be able to decongest my life and get back on track.
If experience major congestion in your life and you’ve need to do a life detox, please describe your process in the comment section below. I would love to continue the discussion with you on how you turn things around in your own life. Thanks for checking out the post and I promise to get back on purpose.