How many times have you felt as if you were your own worst enemy? Unintentionally, we create our own emotional blocks.
The article “Focus” speaks about sitting down and staring at a blank sheet of paper – writer’s block. How frequently have you searched through your mind for an idea to write for marketing or something to say to someone?
You are not alone; we have all experienced that blank mind syndrome.
Mental Blocks come in various forms
The toughest mental blocks are frequently ones we create for ourselves. We know we should pick up the phone and make a few more sales calls.
We know we should make a call to a friend, acquaintance, or customer with an apology. If it is handled promptly, it can be very minor. The longer the procrastination, the more difficult the call becomes. Does your mind play tricks on you to say, “What if they think this or that?” What if . . .?” What if . . .?”
History abounds with relationship calls which were never made or made years later -- long after it was “too little too late.” Country songs, love novels and tear-stained diaries are filled with these stories.
Overcoming mental blocks
Find something which relaxes your mind and puts you at ease. Once you relieve your own tension, it is so much easier to ease the stress for someone else. Have you ever retorted in haste and later regretted the words which escaped from your lips? Words blurted out in haste are rarely well-chosen.
Find a way to put yourself in a positive mental mindset.
1. Go for a walk. If time does not permit a walk, at least step outside into the fresh air and breathe deeply. Deep breathing is an excellent way to increase the oxygen to the brain and calm the nerves.
2. Place a picture of someone you love directly in your line of sight for a few minutes. Think how they would want you to feel or how you would want them to feel. The sensation of that love and caring tens to relax your spirits.
3. Listen to calming music or a favorite tune which always makes you smile.
4. Print a list of motivational, inspirational or encouraging quotations. A friend of mine laminated her list and put it in the shower. Another friend who commutes through heavy traffic daily attached the list to the sun visor in her car; the quotations ease the rush-hour tension of stop and go traffic jams.
5. Think about something you can do to make someone else happy. Concentrating on doing good deeds for others is one of the best ways to get past a self “pity party.”
If we are capable of creating our own emotional blocks, we are also capable of eliminating them.
What emotional blocks have you created for yourself? The book Emotional Ice Water is filled with real life stories of difficult situations and numerous suggestions for overcoming those barriers.
Write me and let me help you push through your barriers. Together we can accomplish great deeds.