Feeling Stuck, Try This

We all end up stuck at times. It could happen for many different reasons. Maybe we feel stuck because we have been in the same place for a long time. Maybe you have doing something the same way for far too long. Maybe you are just bored. Maybe you haven't reached or even started a new goal in a long time. Whatever the reason, we all can and will feel stuck where we are at times. While there are many causes to feel like this, there are also many ways can break free from being stuck. Here are just a few.

  1. Do Something Different. You can't expect a different result if you keep doing the same thing. Unfortunately, this is far too common and it happens with all of us. In fact, a definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. In reality, we will rarely see a different result by continuing the same path, so don't gamble on odds that can be considered insane.

  2. Do more of what you need to. When you do the things that you need to do be doing, the more likely you will develop a habit of these positive actions. Not only will you have more of what you are looking for, but you will also have less of what you don't want. When you say yes to something, you say no to something else.

  3. Do less of what you don't need to be doing. Just like doing more of what you should be doing will improve, doing less of what you don't need to do will help also. As a rule of thumb, what you need to be doing is whatever is going to bring you towards your goals, and anything that doesn't help you or even bring you further from your goals.

  4. Stay consistent. Whatever momentum that you do have towards your goal, will only improve if you stay consistent. The worst thing to do when you have momentum going is to stop. Once you stop and lose momentum, it is only that much harder to get back into it

  5. Tweak or pivot your goal. It may be time to make changes to your goal. If you have had the same goal for a long time and have not achieved the results you are looking for, it may be time to make changes to make it more obtainable. We need to have a goal that is attainable, when we don't we may be trying to do something that just isn't working. 

Whenever, we are doing something that isn't working, we get stuck. The longer we feel stuck, the less motivation we have and more likely we are to give up. Life is not easy, and you should strive to reach for challenging and difficult goals. However, if we are in a situation where are going too long without substantial results, then we may be stuck. When you are stuck, it is time to get unstuck and back on track!