So you’re feeling stuck in life? You have no idea how to get yourself out of the rut that seems like it’s been there for eternity. Well don’t worry, because we’ve all had those moments where everything just feels so overwhelming–we feel defeated before even starting our journey! But what if I told you this too: nobody is “stuck” forever; sometimes things take longer than others or maybe they never happen at all…but either way- eventually we’ll find ourselves on an upward trajectory again (I promise)!
The key thing about unsticking yourself from any type situation lies within perspective shift. Let’s get started!
We all face challenges in life. Sometimes, it can be hard to get unstuck from the things that are holding us down and preventing progress on our goals so you may think about these 4 steps before giving up:
1) Identify what has been pulling at your motivation or energy lately – maybe something changed where there was none before.
2) Realize how much time has passed since this difficulty occurred (even if just days ago).
3), Talk yourself through your obstacles and move one step closer towards success
4 ) Surround Yourself With Positive Energy!
The most important thing you can do to get unstuck in life is listen. Your inner voice will tell you if something does not feel right and this may have come from past experiences or even now, which could be why your day has been off lately – but don’t worry! Learning how to trust those feelings helps a lot of people find that conviction again so they’re ready for whatever comes next (LITERALLY these days!!). Try listening to what you need. Is it getting outdoors. Is it creating a schedule. Doing an art piece. Being yourself around family and friends.
Chances are you haven’t always been in a rut and to be honest, every human experiences ups and downs in their mood and levels of motivation. The good thing is that we can begin to look at our past trials as helpful puzzle pieces that are creating a larger map to best navigate our lives, actions, and feelings within the world. Ask yourself when you were at your best? When was the last time you were truly happy? Zooming out of your daily life for a moment, what are some moments when we felt at our absolute best: that overwhelming sense of freedom and joy in being alive; pride from achieving an ambitious goal or feeling completely like your authentic self with no inhibitions. Keep that thought as a daily reminder that you are as unique and brilliant as you were in that moment. Remind yourself of the aspects within that moment that made it special; the people, places, activities, and you can add more!! Make THOSE things that fill you with joy abundant in your life and if not currently available find new things that reignite that feeling.
Getting motivated can come differently for everyone. Realizing that you are not alone in your struggle and that there are plenty of people who have been where you currently stand, or even worse allows us to open our mind towards conquering the thing that’s holding us back.
The thing about energy is that it’s in every thing we do! So you may be focused on big moves within your career but are blocked within your confidence and self worth and the energy of your work flow can feel this misalignment from within. Sounds awful?!?!?! But don’t worry I’ve got a few quick tactics to take on fatigue, frustration and misplaced energy!!
1. START YOUR DAY WITH A GRATITUDE RITUAL
Yes, yes, yes I know you’ve heard it all before, but the thing is THEY WORK!!! What you my not know is that the human brain is high in plasticity – meaning that the brain has the constant ability to be shaped and molded!! So if you want a better outlook on your day CREATE ONE!!
Doing morning rituals such as affirmations, various lists of gratitude, or self-love bombing really help retrain the brain.
2. Activate Your Energy
Energy literally runs through our bodies and because of this we can ignite our mind, heart, soul, and body from within ourselves.
Utilizing mindful based practices such as meditation, which slows down and focuses the brain, or yoga, which shifts energy and blood flow within the body, are extremely beneficial to grounding oneself and strengthening your mental muscles. This not only help restore energy, regular practice decreases levels of physical and mental ailments.
Exercise, dance, play with you pet do something to get that energy flowing throughout your body.
3. Organize your Day
I know it may sound a little bit trivial because let’s face it we all pretty much have our days already planned out in our heads. We already know what’s gonna be going on throughout our days, the things we have to do, and the general gist of our day. But hear me out, actually taking the time to put pen to paper and write a list, that you can see with your eyes, of what you have to do today not only helps you be more productive throughout your day it also helps lower levels of anxiety. Just imagine all of these thoughts roaming through your head versus sitting right in front of you on a piece of paper.
Whoo I feel relieved already!!!
4. Take a Self-Love break
It’s time for a TIME OUT my loves!! That’s right! No matter who you are, where are you from, what you’re doing, or what you’re going through, you definitely could use some self-love. Now since self love is all the rage these days we see celebrities and the rich advocating “on a larger scale” self love practices. This is amazing news, but also
leaves the rest of us thinking that self-love is leaving your house behind, going on a 2 week retreat, and having no worries at all. And wow!!! Wouldn’t that be nice, and that’s definitely one way to practice self-love, but the most beneficial self-love is much more accessible for all.
Self-love shouldn’t only be thought of as treating yourself to a trip or even anything expensive at all (but don’t get me wrong I’m definitely not knockin’ it). Self-love should be a daily practice of showing yourself gratitude and grace.
Practices of self-love can come in all forms and you can get creative with it! You can take in mid day meditation break. You can have an intimate painting night with yourself. You can write yourself a daily note. You can say your daily affirmations. You can step outside of work and take three deep breaths into your diaphragm to reset your sympathetic nervous system.
Listen Lovie you have got to take care of yourself any way you can.
“There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.”
― Richard Dawkins