Writing this post has taken longer than I had planned. You see, I was on a roll. The words were flowing. The mood was glowing. The fan was blowing. And then I ran out of rhyming words. I was stuck.
Stuck on you, stick in the mud, stick to it, this is a stick-up, sticks and stones, carry a big stick, sticky situation, stick together, stick it where the sun don’t shine, and who can forget the musical groups Styx. (Feel free to comment and add your own).
Ooops! Sorry. I got a little sidetracked there. But I guess this helps me make my point.
Everyone is different. Some folks have many projects going on at once so they can switch between them. Others follow that KFC commercial from years ago by doing one thing and doing one thing right. And as the above rambling points out, maybe just a change of thought or a break is all it may take to get us out of a given rut.
For me, it’s a bit of a merger between them all. I like being able to see various things or avenues I could be working on in order to get from here to wherever there is. But sometimes it becomes a distraction. With so many things calling for my attention, how is an indecisive Gemini like me supposed to pick what to focus on?
In the end, my way of getting unstuck has always been to get back to what got me started in this direction in the first place. For one reason or other, writing (despite really not liking English classes in school), has been what has kept me moving forward even when I could have sworn I was doing nothing but spinning my wheels.
I’ve got a question…
What works for you? Do you go back to that one thing you started doing way back when (the thing you enjoyed so much you couldn’t stop doing it)? Do you prefer bouncing from one activity to another? Or do you like to take a break by going to the neighborhood park and counting the rabbits and squirrels you may find in order to find out what your next steps should be?
The Unmotivated Motivational Writer