How to Stop the Struggle Monster - Energy Therapy for Emotional Healing

How to Stop the Struggle Monster

Stop the struggle

Stop the struggleI woke up this morning realizing I was hearing a not-so-good story about this process of writing my book. Most times, I’m enjoying it immensely, but every once in awhile when I’m whelmed with other stuff to do and I lose my focus, I feel this big ol’ struggle monster come up. And, it changes everything instantly. 

It seems to come out of the blue or from under my bed or something like that, and I’m surprised every time. Like I never see it coming.

I start hearing things like “it’s so hard,” “another 30k words feels impossible” and a variety of other things that make me feel defeated – which is, obviously not a great thing to feel as you work on a gigantic project.

It could be YOUR project we’re talking about too – for work, or your healing, or just getting through the day. In any case, let’s face it, thoughts that spark struggle are definitely not gonna get you to the finish line with any grace.

After paying attention for just a few minutes, I realize that this dreaded struggle monster is ME. It starts with one little thought of “oh my god, I have a book to write,” and then like flies to honey, a million more thoughts find their way into my brain. And I let them in. I keep inviting them.

Me, the monster: “This is a big project.”

“Big projects are hard.”

“It needs to be perfect.”

“People are depending on me.”

And then suddenly, I stop.

I change gears and ask myself the question I always ask when it comes to negative self talk:

“Would I say this to my niece or nephew?”

The answer, as always, is obvious. I quickly put away all my words and thoughts and beliefs about struggle and I start to tell myself a different story. Slowly, but surely.

I change my energy.

“It’s not that hard. I’ve done harder. I can do this a little bit at a time. I’ve already written books. I know this stuff. I’ve already done over 50k words. 50-freaking-thousand words. It’s gonna be okay….”

Better already.

And before I know it, I talked myself off a ledge and I put the struggle monster out of a job.

I guess I’ll get back to writing now.

Are you ready to tell yourself a better feeling story? Ready, set, go!

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A note from Amy

I was once where you are so I totally get ya’. After suffering from a myriad of challenges from general anxiety about life to Lyme disease, endometriosis and every autoimmune disease under the sun, I ended up on a search for something deeper than a “fix”. I went to many alternative practitioners – but I couldn’t relate to a single one of them. As a very grounded-in-reality person, many were just too ‘woo woo’ for me and I couldn’t integrate their guidance into my very real-life, life. Then I found myself on an adventurous path of emotional healing — using energy therapy. Talk about ‘woo woo’ right? But with it, I learned. I unfolded. I let go.
My ultimate healing, the kind that goes deep down to your core and makes you whole again, came from following this road. And yours just might too.