I think of mental blocks as confusion. Imagine your mind

is like a hallow bamboo. When it is clear and open

your creative ideas percolate, bubble up and turn

into inspired actions your business or life. You feel

like you are in the flow. It is a great feeling

because you are moving forward, putting new ideas into

action, taking risks and making positive changes.

Confusion causes a block in the pipeline. You feel

unable to move forward and your energy begins to

drain, you feel stressed, despondent and frustrated.

You had this great idea and then halfway there you

begin feeling self-doubt, fear or insecurity and those

emotions are in conflict with your original

inspiration. As a result you feel blocked. You think

one way and feel another or you have two conflicting


This happens for me when I am writing. People call it

writers block in an attempt to make it normal and

okay. But really it is only confusion somewhere in

the process. I begin with a good idea and I start

writing. It’s flowing really well and then suddenly

wham, its not flowing. I have learned techniques to

get past those blocks. I go for walks, listen to

baroque music or take my computer to a cafe.

Other situations are more challenging. Sometimes its

about changing a habit
. I had a client who was

stressed from working too many long hours in his

business. He hated how he felt but didn’t trust his

employees enough to delegate. He felt stuck. There is

always a way to get past the block. In his case I

asked him what he would need in order to feel more

trusting of his employees. That new question opened

up the flow as he was not used to doing anything but

complain and be stressed.

The main thing to remember is that mental blocks are

not permanent or immovable.
It was your confusion

that created them in the first place so it is within

your own power to move past them as well.

Here are five easy things that can help you to move

past your mental blocks.

1. Find someone impartial to talk to. Another person’s

objectivity can help you to see a little clearer.

2. Take an action even if you are not sure if it will

work. Any movement will put you into a new frame of

mind which frees up the energy.

3. Ask yourself what you gain from staying blocked?

You may not like what you hear but it can help you to

see how your fears or insecurities are in the drivers


4. Change your language. If you say things like,

“It’s too difficult, or too complicated” this

negative self-talk will keep you feeling stuck. Say,

“I am doing it, I am no longer blocked.” Notice how

that feels liberating.

5. Move your body. Exercise the body also frees up the


Remember to celebrate your mind. It is your greatest


Source by Kaya Singer