There are times in life when you may suddenly find yourself caught in that awful feeling of being stuck.
You know without doubt that you feel unhappy or unfulfilled. However, at the same time, you experience a total blank and paralysis as to what you need to do in order to move forward.
The first step is to explore the reasons why you are feeling stuck. With some simple self-exploration you can pinpoint the particular areas of your life that require change, for example:
- Your Life Purpose
- Relationships – personal or work
- Your health
- Your career
- Financial status or security
- Coping with the loss of a friend or loved-one
It may require you to leave your comfort zone, but in the end you’ll likely find that it was all worth it!
It’s also important for you to build an action plan. If you stay organized and follow a simple plan of action step by step, there will be nothing that can stop you from achieving your goals.
The second step is to explore some ideas that can help you on your way to getting unstuck:
- Conquer your fear: Being afraid of change is one of the biggest reasons why you get stuck in the first place. Perhaps you’re feeling trapped in your job and, in order to get the job you’d like, you have to go back to varsity, take a part-time course or sign up for some correspondence courses. You need to get over your fear and see what you need to do to apply. You’ll be happy you did when you land your dream job someday.
- Set Up Accountability. Make a pact with yourself that you are worthy of this change and will take the necessary steps to break out of this rut. When you hold yourself accountable and keep a close eye on your goals, you’ll be better able to identify when you’re stuck in a rut. Of course, the first step is to really figure out why you’re feeling stuck in the first place.
- Set A Time Goal. You’re stuck and you’d like to be unstuck, but chances are you’ve been procrastinating and putting off working toward your goal. You’ve already decided to make yourself accountable and now it’s time to give yourself a time limit – so do it! Take that one first step!
Next week, in Part 2, we will explore more ideas to help you get unstuck and discuss some ways to implement your Action Plan.