The Wellness Poet

The Wellness Poet

By Krissy Regan The Wellness Poet


Do you sometimes feel like you are not moving forward?

In this article I discuss the idea of Stagnation, and ways we can overcome it.

This past 2 months I’ve felt myself stagnate in some areas of my life. It’s not uncommon to feel this, and it can happen in our home life, work life, physical health, spiritual health, personal development relationships, marriage and so on. It can happen after a setback, an illness, an injury, a difficult relationship or even when we’ve spent a long time caring for people.

Stagnation means to not flow or move. So, in essence we can become stuck.

Growing up on a cattle property in North Queensland, we would often need to find water while away from home all day on the Horses. Sometimes we would find pools of stagnate water and we would have to decide to drink it or not based on the quality of the water. Stagnate water can become murky, smelly and full of bacteria. I think this is a metaphor for life.

Why do we have a filter in our pool? To clean, and aerate the water so it doesn’t become a pond for frogs and toads.

In a fish tank, the filter aerates the water so the fish have fresh air in the water to breathe.

In the ocean, the waves aerate the water for life to thrive. 

So how can we “aerate” our life if we are stagnating in one or more areas?

Here are my top 5 tips.

  1. Move your body. Moving your body promotes oxygen flow through your cells and essentially aerates your brain, helping to move nutrients around your body. If you feel stuck in any area of your life, moving your body is the first thing you should do.
  2. Write down areas you think have stagnated and possible reasons why you are experiencing that feeling. Have you learnt as much as you can? Are you developing and growing? If you have stopped growing in a particular area, you may feel you have stagnated.
  3. Recognise that this is just a phase and you can stay in it or move yourself through it. The goal is to move yourself through it with as much grace and compassion as you can.
  4. Take on board some new ideas. Read a new book, listen to an audiobook, podcast or watch a TedX Talk.
  5. Invite someone you admire for a coffee or virtual hook up. Often, this person can inspire you, or, share some of their own insights with you about what they did when they felt stuck.

Sometime stagnation is a good time to stop, review and reflect in order to go forward again. I’m feeling grateful for this time of stagnation to look at what is important to me for the next phase of my personal journey. I’m doing what I can to aerate my life in the areas that need attention and I’m following my 5 tips to keep moving forward in a positive direction.


Krissy Regan is The Wellness Poet and Founder of Mindful Mums Queensland. She is author of 4 new books;

  • Broken to Unbreakable, 12 Steps to an Unbreakable Mind, Body & Spirit.
  • The Koala who Lost his Heart.
  • Bobby, a Horse who teaches a young girl how to Love.
  • Go Get-em Mumma!

Krissy wrote these books and more than 50 poems, whilst working part-time at home, raising 2 small children and juggling the demands of her household. Krissy offers workshops, retreats and 1-1 coaching and launched her global online wellness school at the start of 2021. You can register right here and have access to 12 months of amazing wellness content for only $99.00

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