Updated: May 3
January is over and the excitement about the new year may be waning. You’ve settled into your regular routine and that feeling of something in life not being "right” may be creeping back in.
Feeling #stuck is a sense that you need to do something to move from the place you’re in to the place you’d rather be – but you just can’t. Most people will feel this way at some point. I know I have.
Being stuck can look like:
Really wanting something—a new job or improved health—and then losing motivation to get it.
Identifying something that looks exciting and then getting bogged down with day-to-day tasks and responsibilities, so you never move forward
Indecision, worry, and over-thinking about what could be better at the expense of being present and enjoying life as it is.
There are many reasons we may get stuck…change can be hard, we feel overwhelmed, we fear judgment or the unknown, we are disconnected from our values to name a few.
There might be plenty of reasons to make a change and many equally strong reasons not to.
For example, you may want to change your job, but you may also really value your free time. Looking for a new role may take away from that free time. Plus, do we know that that new job is going to be better than the one we have? What do you do? This type of pattern can lead you into a vicious cycle that doesn't lead anywhere.
The first step to getting unstuck is developing awareness and next, creating a vision for where you want to go.
It is critical to know where you are stuck before you can determine what to do next. Ask yourself these questions to dig deeper.
Where exactly am I getting stuck?
Why am I stuck?
What is getting in my way?
What’s in my control? What isn’t?
What am I losing by staying stuck?
The next step is to determine where you want to go. Ask yourself these questions to dig deeper.
What do I really want?
What is one step I can take today to move me forward?
This can be easier said than done or you probably would have done it already.
Working with a professional coach can be helpful to you get unstuck. They will partner with you to figure out what can help you remove the roadblocks and move toward what you really want.
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