By Nadine Saad
If you’ve been doing all the inner work but still feel deflated, demotivated and stuck in an emotional low, read on!
There comes a point where that “drive” to push ourselves forward just becomes more and more soul-crushing… because that drive is no longer coming from our most aligned place.
Logically, it makes every bit of sense to power through and keep charging on. Because that’s just how we’ve been conditioned to work through the lows: put on a brave/professional face and press ahead.
And I get it, because I’ve been through this too. Pushing ahead with “power moves” on the surface when I was actually burned out and feeling upset underneath it all.
Of course you want to continue to work towards your dreams. Of course you want to keep that spark of passion and love for what you do alive. And so you should!
But deep down, when that still, small voice of our intuition pulls us to go within - to listen more closely to the parts of ourselves that are tired and hurting, trying to ignore this voice just keeps us stuck in a rut. Disconnected. Drained. Burning out easily. Lost. And possibly feeling depressed too.
Above all, the one reliable solution I’ve found for truly helping people out of a slump is this:
stop pushing against it and start listening.
If it’s physical fatigue you're feeling, that’s often the body telling you that it needs to slow down, or highlighting a physical need for you to pay more attention to - like the need to give your body more of the type of movement, rest or nourishment it needs.
If it’s an emotional slump, that’s often a sign of deeper unresolved feelings that want to be acknowledged.
Consider that the slump or feeling of stuckness might be a symptom, not the cause itself. And if it is, the most sustainable and effective way out is through.
This starts with taking an honest look at what we’re feeling and addressing this at deeper levels:
Tuning into what’s happening under the surface, to more clearly understand where we need to heal or realign at a subconscious level
And harnessing the interconnectedness of mind, body and soul to replenish holistically
When we stop pushing and start listening, we can find our way to the root cause more clearly.
And when we address this root cause, our energy can restore and replenish naturally - and the shifts are much more long-lasting.
As a bonus: understanding and addressing the root cause, instead of plastering over the surface-level symptom, is an act of self care.
Disclaimer: The information in this post, and all of my other blog posts, is provided for general information purposes only.