Do you feel like you’re stuck? Like you hate where you are (in a job, a relationship, or your life in general), but you just can’t seem to figure a way out?
I’m here to tell you that no matter how stuck you feel, you don’t have to stay there. There is a way out and you have the strength, courage and wisdom to take the steps and make the change.
Here are three ways you can go from stuck to free:
1. Shift Your Mindset
When I was feeling stuck in a job I didn’t want to do anymore, I was also learning how to be a yoga teacher and doing a lot of personal development. (The Universe knew it was time to make a change, even if I didn’t yet.)
Part of the training and learning I was doing included using mantras and affirmations to shift my emotions, beliefs and mindset. So I started using them to shift out of the stuck feeling—and you can, too.
Every time an “I can’t” or “I won’t” or “I’m stuck” or other negative thought pops up, replace it with an “I am” or “I can” statement.
For example, if you’re feeling like “I won’t ever find a job I love that pays enough to cover my expenses,” say out loud (or think) “I am a valued employee with a unique set of skills and I will be compensated greatly for my work.”
Other affirmation examples that can help you shift out of a stuck mindset are:
“I am capable of great things.”
“I can change my life.”
“I am strong and brave.”
“I am free to change my life with every choice I make.”
2. Do Something (Anything) Different
Sometimes our actions (and therefore our life) become so routine that we don’t even think about them. We get caught in a day-to-day loop and it becomes hard to see a way out of that spinning wheel.
We can feel stuck, complacent, bored and even depressed because we’re not being present and active in our daily lives.
To change that, start making small changes in your routines. If you always eat cereal for breakfast, start getting up a little earlier to make eggs. If you usually exercise at the gym in the morning, add in a lunchtime walk outside. Take a different route to work. Buy yourself flowers. Shop at a different grocery store. Start a conversation with the person you ride the elevator with every morning.
And whatever change you make, pay attention during the new activity. Watch how these simple changes, and the act of being present, shifts your feelings and perspective. Then make another change, and another, until you see a new life taking shape.
3. Do Something That Scares You
When we step out of our comfort zones and take actions that scare us (like REALLY scare us) it shakes us up on an even higher level.
When I was trying to get out of my own stuck space several years ago, I signed up for a flying lesson, started going out on blind dates and submitted a proposal to speak at a conference. Each of those things challenged my long-held fears (of heights, meeting and being judged by new people, and speaking in front of a large audience) and showed me I could do things that scared me.
I realized I didn’t have to let my fears hold me back–and neither do you.
Go skydiving. Learn to drive. Travel by yourself. Walk on hot coals. Something, anything, that challenges you to be brave.
Once you’ve done it, once you see how capable you really are, your world gets a lot bigger. The possibilities and opportunities start to seem endless. And taking that action you need to take to move from stuck toward free won’t seem so daunting after all.
If you’re still feeling stuck or this all seems like too much to take on alone, feel free to reach out! Book a Discovery Call now and let’s work together to get you un-stuck so you can start living the life of your dreams!