Breaking Through Blockages

Feeling stuck? We all experience blockages at one point or another in life. The key is pushing past the blockages before they become a new standard pattern. It takes courage, a willingness to learn and a desire to progress. Blockages can affect all levels of our well-being including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Am I stuck?

Do you find you often experience any of the following:

  • Unrelenting stress
  • Repeating the same mistakes
  • Doubting your gut feelings
  • Lack of laughter
  • Feeling bored
  • Uncertainty
  • Restlessness
  • Frustration

If you these scenarios are a part of your daily life and you are ready to break through the blockages in your life, read on…

Look at your history:

History repeats itself – but only if we don’t change!! If we are constantly upgrading our behaviours, patterns, thoughts – then we are evolving. If we are not being proactive about our choices, we are revolving (same patterns) or worse – devolving and being self-destructive. It’s important to reflect on your history if you don’t want to repeat it and to sort out what new avenues you can take.

Unleash your creativity:

Creativity promotes moving forward, problem-solving, originality and imagination. It also allows us to break out of everyday routines. Structure can make us rigid and unchanging. Although routines are beneficial, you don’t want it to dampen your creative spirit. Engage in a hobby. Make art. Dance. Write. Remember, you don’t have to be trained to dance, you don’t have to be skilled artist to make art. Just enjoy the process.

Try something new:

Tackling a brand new idea/event/outing/activity leads to self-discovery. Push your limits. Learn something about your capabilities. Surprise yourself! Overcome patterning by adding something new to your life that excites you.

Laugh a little:

Laughter is truly the best medicine. Laughing provides us with the following health benefits:

       Physical Health Benefits:

  • Boosts immunity
  • Lowers stress hormones
  • Decreases pain
  • Relaxes your muscles
  • Prevents heart disease

       Mental Health Benefits:

  • Adds joy and zest to life
  • Eases anxiety and fear
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves mood
  • Enhances resilience

       Social Benefits:

  • Strengthens relationships
  • Attracts others to us
  • Enhances teamwork
  • Helps defuse conflict
  • Promotes group bonding

The American College of Cardiology has found that the positive effects of laughing last for up to 45 minutes, while in contrast, the effects of stress decrease the blood flow by 35 per cent. Their researchers recommend 15 minutes of laughter a day as well as regular exercise to promote cardiovascular health. I think we could all use a little more joy in our lives, wouldn’t you agree?  🙂