How To Hurdle Any Mental Block

 The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.   Edison, Thomas A.

Unfortunately, that’s never as easy as it sounds. There are an unlimited number of distractions and excuses out there to keep you from doing just about anything. You may not think it’s big deal when these blocks keep you from filing a report early, or doing a little extra for one of your least favorite customers, but you’re wrong. As you become more and more comfortable with letting this blockades prevent you from doing the things that could make you truly great. With that mindset you become just another face in a very large crowd.

Since we know all of you are much more than that, we decided to put together a list of some of the easiest ways to overcome just about any of these mental blocks.

1. Hit Refresh

We understand that it’s not really as easy as hitting a button in the browser to reload all of the information going through your head, but there are ways to do it. Mental blocks tend to happen when you’re thinking outside of the present moment. Once you start on this path it’s hard to refocus which is why we suggest doing something that requires no focus at all. Go for a run, take a shower, play an instrument, do whatever it is that will turn your brain off for a bit. Once you achieve the mental refresh you’ll have a much better perspective on what you’re trying to accomplish.

2. Work on Something Else

Sometimes we just need to accept that now is not the best time to be working on whatever it is that’s giving us such a hard time. Persistence is admirable but in reality you could spend 4 hours sweating through a project that should only take half the time and end up with work that’s only mediocre at best. We all have plenty of items on our to-do lists so, when you feel stuck, choose something else that’s easier to do. Even if it’s mindless work, you’ll be getting something done while giving your brain a break from its most recent stressors.

3. Work Somewhere Else

Many people underestimate the effect that your workspace can have on your mentality. Bad lighting, the wrong chair, too many distractions, all of these things seem minor until they compile to the point of being able to metaphorically paralyze you. Take a day to go work from a coffee shop or your home office. If you can, take a day and work outside under the sun. A change in your work environment can stimulate different areas of your brain that you’ve been trying to access.

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