Mental Blocks That Get in the Way of Being Heliotropic
We all have our mental blocks. Writing blocks, emotional blocks, and blocks of doubt. But how can we overcome those mental blocks that prevent us from being creative or productive?
There are two parts to overcoming our mental blocks. First, deal with our internal selves, then focus on our external selves. Without dealing with the internal blocks, we will never be able to overcome the external blocks. Does this keep us from living a heliotropic lifestyle? In short, yes it can! Mental blocks put pressure and stressors on us which helps prevent us from being the sun and nourishing ourselves.
7 Types of Mental Blocks
Fears are a primary example of what is preventing us from reaching our full potential. They make us exhibit feelings of our work not being good enough or of what we do not being good enough. Self-doubt is not a logical concept as it is primarily made from our heads. As a result, we justify self-doubt and begin an unhealthy cycle of discouragement. Likewise, it is necessary to find good company and be good company. A simple way to help with self-doubt is to surround yourself with those that nourish you. Let them be the sun on your leaves and, in doing so, remove some salt from your life.
At some point in our lives we are all indecisive about what we want. An indecision block can be quite destructive to our productivity and lead us to pouring salt on other people's leaves. It allows us to place too much value on each and every decision we make. Being honest and taking reality into consideration is a good first step. It is important to think of the goal in front of you rather than struggling internally with the "right decision." Think of something that will bring you towards the light rather than the darkness.
Accomplishments in the past are something that may set a limit for your future. A fixed mindset limits your learning capabilities, growth, and pushing yourself past your limits. Therefore, I challenge you to seek out new activities each and every day! This will help you be your best self and push yourself to a more heliotropic way of living. It will also allow for opportunities to be a positive energizer in other people's lives rather than just your own.
Comparison against our peers is in our nature. It comes from a belief called success scarcity. Success scarcity is based upon the thought that there is a limited amount of success in the world. Surpassing this mental block can be challenging, but it is important for us to find success in our daily activities and turn away from comparing ourselves against our peers or coworkers. Be kind to yourself and find things about yourself that you love. Take those things and be proud of who YOU are! Don't let other's abilities lead you into darkness and cultivate negative energy.
Unlike indecision, uncertainty comes after you make a decision and keeps you from moving forward with that choice. With current technology, there is unlimited possibility with our options and it can easily feel overwhelming. My best advice is to go for the option that feels right for you and dive head first into the problem. It will help push you forward into achieving that final goal! Don't be afraid of mistakes along the way, just make sure you do the next right thing!
Thinking that we can do everything can be a large stressor in life. Taking on too many tasks can spread you thin and actually slow you down in your progression towards a goal. It is important to say no and spend time for yourself to engage in your own endeavors rather than another's. Have a hard time saying no? Ask a friend to help you practice and gain confidence being able to decline an invitation or request. Remember to also MEAN what you say and don't say it MEAN!
In relation to no limits, you also do not want to focus entirely on your own perspective. Being focused entirely on your own perspective, you lose objectivity. In other words you may focus too much on one goal and fail to see other options available. Consider continually trying out other options or methods when it comes to projects. It is best that we do not get too hung up on one project or we could end up quite disappointed if it does not succeed. Instead, keep on doing it! Failures and successes are a sign of progress and it is the method to being your best self for you and for others!