Influencing Inertia

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Have you ever felt like you were out of focus? Like you’re wrapped in a cocoon and lulled into a state of no activity?

Not the kind of “no activity” that you cherish while on vacation or getting in a solid meditation after a busy day. I’m talking about the inertia that can settle in when you don’t want to make a decision about what to eat, where to go or even when to get out of bed.

The geography of this state is unpredictable and the weather has such poor visibility you don’t know where you have been or where you are going. Can anyone relate?   

The Doldrums

I remember experiencing this feeling often as a teenager. Family situations made this worse on an emotional level. I had a great childhood, but we had our losses too, and they came at a time of emotional growth.

My parents and grandmother were wise and direct in their advice. They typically said, “Get out of bed”, “Go outside and play”, “Play chess or  read a book”, and when I was a little older – “Here is a camera – capture nature!” (Thanks Dad!)

Suit Up and Take Action

Now, when I am frozen in indecision or feel the need for another’s approval, I start to feel that cold gray mist beckoning. Alarms go off in my brain and are a wake-up call to my higher self to suit up and take action.

It really does involve taking action – physical action! I take a walk, go to a yoga class, vacuum my living room, or do anything physical to get some energy flowing.  

Even just taking a shower can wash off the feeling of stagnation. And then there is always my camera for inspiration, even on a rainy day. 

Move your Body!

If you want to kick up the energy level, put on some music and move your body!  When we dance energy builds all around us. My husband loves to dance. He says there is “Peace on the dance floor”.

It’s true, we all move in different ways yet we are connected in a communal ritual at the same time.  It’s a beautiful thing.  

Rx for Energy

An action is the Rx that works for me. Get limber – either in body or mind and stoke the fires of your imagination, resilience, and energy. The elements are all around us to make our lives and the lives of those around us better.

Make a move to rise above any doldrums and reach a higher plane. If you have tips to share, we would love to hear from you

2 Comments

  1. Lady Isis Cerridwen

    Dear Ann,
    Thank you! I liked your theme about The Doldrums. It is a good word describing a sad or depressive mood. When I find myself in the Doldrums I get up and do the dishes or another household chore and it is amazing how the physical act of putting my hands in water and washing dishes is my way of releasing as I cleanse my hands in the warm water. I rinse the dishes and at the same time I rinse my emotions down the sink.. I like the word Doldrum because it has a softer feeling that too me is not as severe as being totally depressed. Blessings and love to you my dear Sis-Star 🥰❤️

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    • Ann Serrie

      Thank you for sharing your experiences. I love the image of your troubles washing off and going down the drain.
      Love and light,
      Ann

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