How To Break Down Resistance

“Every sun casts a shadow, and genius’s shadow is Resistance.” -Steven Pressfield

How are you doing with your post shower workout?

In case you missed it 6 pack abs… must take shower is waiting for you below this post. I will have a new workout video for you next week, but wanted to switch things up a bit… 

Because the other day, I was pissed…

I was in a bad ass mood. “A negative thought” about not meeting a deadline got caught in my head and was playing on repeat like a bad Miley Cyrus song. 

While that negative tune is something I prefer not to hum along to, I couldn’t shake it.

So, what did I do? I of course called a good friend… to complain.

For about 10 minutes, I did nothing but complain about where I was with this project and where I would like to be.

Luckily for me, my friend was in the middle of something, couldn’t spare me another minute and dropped me like an AT&T call on an iPhone.

A blessing if there ever was one.

Because after we hung up, I thought… How did that conversation just serve me?

  • Did it make me feel better? No, it did not.
  • Did it quell my thirst and hunger to have what I want? No, it did not. 
  • Did it get me further along or closer to what I want? No. It ABSOLUTELY did not.

Uh-oh. I quickly realized, this “phone call” was my own personal form of RESISTANCE. Resistance from the DOING. Resistance from taking ACTION to move myself along on my own sweet little path.

Are ya pickin’ up what I am puttin’ down?

RESISTANCE, we all have it, comes in many forms. Perhaps you:

  • get pissed
  • get frustrated
  • complain
  • gossip
  • are sad
  • are anxious
  • rebel (if you object to what I am saying right now and do NOT like when people tell you what to do, that rebellion is a from of Resistance.)

How To Break Down Resistance

The beautiful thing is, once we recognize our own personal brand of resistance:

  • we actually don’t need to Jedi mind trick our way out of it.
  • we don’t need to “Om Shanti” our way to perfect peace and bliss.
  • we don’t need to “fix” ourselves into believing.

 We just simply need to:

  • Stop
  • Drop
  • and Recognize (said like, “You betta recognize, son!”)

Stop whatever you are doing, drop it like it’s hot and then Recognize that what you ARE doing is a form of NOT DOING what you know ya need to do.

Laugh at yourself for being silly enough to fall for the old resistance trick. Cause it gotcha ya again.

In addition to a good laugh, here are some other things you can do to break down that brick wall of RESISTANCE:

  • Do 20 jumping jacks.
  • Dance around your room for 10 mins like you own the joint, ’cause you do.
  • Take a long shower.
  • Take a short walk.

Doing something physical is an awesome way to break it down.  When there is movement in your body, their is movement in your life. It’s really that simple.

So, WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL BRAND of resistance?  (My personal fav is, “I could have done that so much better”. Ooooh chile’, when I am resisting something, I will tell you once over and up and down how I could do something, anything better than how it was just done. Oopsie. Resistance.)

Leave a comment in the blog and let’s have a good ole laugh about our own personal brands of resistance. It really is that simple.

Have a great week!

xo Erin

P.S. Some folks asked for the affirmations from this month’s SHRINK SESSION. Here they are:)

I am in the right place at the right time
Everything I need,
Always arrives

I am willing to be guided, I let my heart lead
I trust my intuition, Things come easily to me.

I step out of my own way, love replaces doubt
Life is crazy sexy fun and it’s all working out.

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