How to create life clarity in four quick steps [illustrated]

Alex Mathers

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It can be easy to get stuck. We’re not feeling it. We feel low. We’re frustrated.

And feeling good is what we need now to get stuff done.

Not every situation like this can be fixed or soothed in four steps, but many times it can.

It’s worked for me, and it can for you too.

If you can commit 10–30 minutes of your time today to getting mentally unstuck, you could save hours, days, years (?) of time ruminating, hitting your head against a wall, and twisting yourself up.

Would you be willing to make that trade?

Let’s try this…

Step 1.

List everything in writing that is worrying you.

Doing this alone will make you feel better. Write down at least 5 things that are bugging you.

It gets your thoughts out on full show on paper.

Step 2.

Right after you’ve written your list, sit or meditate for at least 10 minutes.

Be aware of your breath and the feelings in your body. Let thoughts float by but don’t mind them.

Just be aware of your physical sensations.

This won’t be easy for some because you will want to jump to the next step, but go with it…

This clears your mind and allows you to become aware that you are separate to your emotions. You are an observer.

You will find that by focusing on uncomfortable sensations in your body — watching the feelings of worry in your chest — they will start to melt away.

You are now in the opposite state to your previous reactive and emotional self. You are now are moving towards creativity.

A creative state is in flow, free from reactive worry, and you can carry this state into the next step…

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