photo (7)When life isn’t going as you planned (and let’s face it, how often does that really happen?) and you aren’t excited about where you are or what’s going on, you have options. You can:

  1. Keep doing what you’re doing and hope to get different results (we all know what that means)
  2. Suck it up and try to convince yourself that you enjoy where you are and what is going on around you
  3. Decide to make changes

Although it seems obvious which option you should go with, let’s face it, the others are sometimes easier. Definitely not fun, but easier for sure.

We all experience feeling stuck at different points in our lives.  Knowing we aren’t exactly where we want to be, but not necessarily sure where we are trying to go.  During these times of stucky-ness (what?  Not a word?) we often feel alone.  We tend to lock ourselves in a room and act as if nobody else could possibly understand what we are going through.

While I am all for alone time, I am an even bigger fan of getting out and talking to people; friends, mentors, the girl sitting next to you at Barnes & Noble or maybe even a really cool person you found on Twitter.  When feeling stuck, stop sitting around hoping the answers you are searching for will simply pop into your head and instead go out and take action; watch a TED Talk, call a friend, take a walk, write in your journal, head to the gym, etc.  Do something that helps you get out of that stucky state of mind.

It’s also helpful to know and be ok with the fact that we don’t need to have it all figured out.  Who really has it all figured out anyway?  When I reach out to my friends and mentors who I believe have everything together, more often than not I found out they are in fact human like the rest of us and are dealing with their own set of challenges.

When you feel like getting unstuck, be patient and trust the process.  As long as you continue to move forward, you’ll figure it out and get back on track.  Don’t be so hard on yourself.

What do you do to get unstuck?  Comment below, I would love to know.

 

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