Are you feeling stuck in life or at work? You're not alone. It's a nearly universal human experience to feel stuck at some point in life. Whether in a career, relationship, or even in identifying the next goal — most people will feel stuck at some point Lyons (2022).
Four ways to get unstuck
- Identify what you truly want
Stuckness can be a vague, ambiguous feeling of something in life not being "right." When you notice these feelings, allow yourself some time to clarify what you want to be different.
Ways to identify what you want:
- Create a vision board. Get creative and create a visual representation of what matters to you and what you want in your life.
- Determine what your values are. What's important to you? Make a list of your top 10 values and look for any patterns.
- Set Goals That Actually Matters
According to Petsinger (2022), when you’re setting goals in your career and your personal life, make sure they are goals that matter to you.
Learn about your strengths, your gifts, and your passions. Choose goals that align with who you are at the core, and work toward goals that align with your inner strengths and gifts. This will help you maximize your potential and minimize the stuck and frustrated feelings.
- Change your perspective
- How else can I see this situation?
- How will I feel about this situation in a week/three months, three years?
- What would my eight-year-old self offer as advice?
- Ask Yourself These Questions Every Day
According to Petsinger (2022), to intentionally design your life, there are questions to ask yourself every day. These questions can help you stay focused on what matters most to you, help you avoid feeling stuck and frustrated, and create the best life possible.
- WHY AM I GOING TO DO WHAT I’M GOING TO DO TODAY?
By asking yourself why you’re going to do what you’re going to do today, you will be living intentionally. In today’s incredibly busy, easily distracted world, living intentionally, and focusing every day on what matters most is unique.
- WHAT WOULD FUTURE WANT ME TO DO TODAY?
Imagine yourself, in the future, as the best version of you. What would that version of you want you to do today? Making decisions from the viewpoint of the future you can help you move forward and prevent the stuck and frustrated feeling.
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