10 Things To Remember When You’re Feeling Stuck In Life
“I don't know what to do.” “I'm in a rut.” “I feel stuck.”
Is this something you're feeling right now?
Don't worry, you're not alone and this is a very common problem.
When nothing exciting happens and you can't seem to make that step forward and change things, you may get frustrated and depressed…
And exactly for times like this we have created the video below with the list of 10 most important things to remember when you're feeling stuck.
Have a look, this WILL help you.
(BY the way, you may want to save this list and refer back to it as needed).
#1. Feeling stuck is a sign that it's time to make a change.
Changes can shake-up your patterns, create new energy and change your outlook on life. If you feel stuck, this simply means that something isn't working for you anymore. Whether it's your job, your relationship, your house, your circle of friends or your hobbies, if you are not excited about them anymore, it's probably time to finally do something to change it.
And next time don't wait until you feel completely stuck in life to make that big step forward. Look out for these 8 signs that change is needed.
#2. Even the tiniest possible step is progress.
You may think that there is nothing substantial you can do. But you don't need to. Small things become big things. Focus on small steps, they are wonderful events on their own, so enjoy them.
Start right now, make a list of tiny ways you can get closer to your goal, then pick one and take it as soon as possible.
#3. You don't have to have it all figured out to move forward.
The thing with feeling stuck is that sometimes you don't know what you need to get “unstuck” or what you want from life in general. But this “numbness” and “emptiness” that you're feeling (temporarily!) should not stop you from making a change.
Even if you don't see the end result and don't know where it is exactly that you're going, it is crucial to just start moving. Try new things, meet new people, buy new clothes – anything that can help you figure out what it is that you want and how to get it.
#4. Nothing changes if nothing changes.
Unpleasant truth. If you are just sitting around and waiting for something or someone to come into your life and suddenly change it for the better, you're not going to get very far. YOU are the only one who can really make a difference. So start acting!
#5. New beginning can feel like endings.
Now, you may not actually see the opportunities that are coming your way. Those endings that make you sad and disappointed should be seen as new beginning. This is a new chapter in your life, your chance to change your life.
#6. Beautiful things happen when you clear your life of all the negativity.
Negativity often comes hand in hand with feeling stuck. So your number one priority is removing toxicity from your life. And you can start with surrounding yourself with positive people and getting rid of the negative ones. Here are 8 types of toxic people you should walk away from.
#7. Believe what your heart tells you, not what others say.
Ask yourself this – are you living someone else's life? Are other people influencing your every decision? Remember that it’s YOUR life.
Here is what you can do:
- Have fun and experiment. Discover what it is that YOU like and care about.
- Spend time with yourself. Being alone isn't a bad thing.
- Set boundaries. People should respect your choices and your individuality.
- Invest in your self-awareness.
- Question your beliefs.
- Take a step back and think about the bigger picture.
#8. Stop overthinking.
Whatever happens, happens. Just relax. You cannot control everything, so you need to learn to just let go of some things. You may be feeling stuck because you are always in your own head, worrying and obsessing.
#9. If it's meant to be, it will happen at the right time, at the right place, for the right reasons.
Even though you are the one who is responsible for making a change in your life, you need to stay open-minded about how to do it. If you're sticking to a specific way but failing, it may be because it just wasn't meant for you. Try something else. And accept that things happen in a different order than the one you've got planned.
#10. Your best is yet to come.
Don't look back, you're not going that way. Keep moving forward. Good things CAN happen and ARE going to happen.